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James Edward BOOTH

Regimental number688
Place of birthForbes, New South Wales
SchoolCorrimal Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCorrimal, South Coast, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alfred Steve Booth Corrimal, South Coast, NSW,
Previous military serviceServed in the St George's Rifles (Corrimal), Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25-29 April 1915 ; secondary dod: 29/04/1915
Age at death23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 13), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 341 Lance Corporal William Thomas BOOTH, 20th Bn, died of wounds, Gallipoli, 16 November 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, between 25 and 29 April 1915.

Now, 11 November 1915, posted as 'Wounded and Missing, Gallipoli, between 25 and 29 April 1915'.

Court of Enquiry, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 11 January 1916, pronounces fate as 'Killed in Action, Gallipoli, between 25 and 29 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsCORRIMAL, ST GEORGES RIFLES
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOOTH James Edward

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