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Sloan (Scotty) Bolton of Beersheba fame remembered at Mannerim

Scotty Bolton's daughter Margaret (Grant) Bolton spoke at the recent Mannerim indigenous gardens opening she recalled "..........Many years later in 1987 Dad’s story as a hero in Beersheba where he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal was retold through the film “The Lighthorsemen.” There was a Premiere screening of the film in Geelong and again the local community rose to the occasion. The theatre which seated 600 was completely booked out and 100 of those tickets were purchased by the Mannerim community. In your own way I think you were showing that Sloan Bolton still belonged to you. I have just returned from a trip to Israel where I attended the 100th anniversary celebration of the Charge of Beersheba. I was so proud that my father’s bravery there 100 years ago was publically recognised in the official ceremony. I am proud that he is recognised here today."