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Wednesday, 17 September 1941

Senator McLEAY (South Australia) (Minister for Supply and Development) . - It is with regret that I inform the Senate of the death, in Melbourne, on the 8th September, of ex-Senator BrigadierGeneral William Kinsey Bolton. The deceased gentleman was elected to the Senate for Victoria at the general elections in 1917 and was a senator till 1923. During the term of his parliamentary service he was a member of the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee in 1918. He was also a member of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts from 1920 to 1923. In the war of 1914-18 he was appointed to command the 8th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force, and left Australia in October, 1914. He saw active service on Gallipoli and was invalided home in 1915. On behalf of the Senate, I extend to his widow and family our deepest sympathy, and move -

That the Senate expresses its deep regret at the death of former Senator William Kinsey Bolton, C.B.E., V.D., places on record its appreciation of his meritorious public service, and extends its sincere sympathy to his widow and family in their bereavement.

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