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Frank BOOKER

Regimental number3505
Place of birthEverton, Liverpool, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressKybram, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinCousin, William Booker, Fire Brigade, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date19 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'My husband twice enlisted in the Great War - first as 'Frank Harris' stating his age two years older. He signed on in Sydney N.S.W. in 1915 after being gassed in France & somewhat recovered, he was returned to Sydney 1916 & signed off War Service in Sydney as medically better. His second enlistment was from Melbourne 1917, which particulars you no doubt hold.' (details from wife, August 1941)
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Ireland and Lily Grey BOOKER; Wife: Alice BOOKER
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 October 1939
Age at death60.5
Place of burialWallaroo Cemetery, South Australia

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