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Wilfred BOOTH

Regimental number1223
Place of birthMacclesfield, Cheshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
Address54 The Avenue, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Booth, 39 Catherine Street, Macclesfield, Yorkshire, England
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for service with the Engineers)
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 19 September 1914.
FateKilled in Action 26 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death26 April 1915
Age at death25
Place of burialNot recorded.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
71
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
OWG states: 'There is no trace of this soldier after he landed on Gallipoli'.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Reported as disembarked, Alexandria, ex-Mudros, 3 January 1916.

Reported as being with 'D' Company, 14th Bn, Ismailia, 23 January 1916.

Court of Enquiry, 27 February 1919, pronounces Pte. BOOTH illegally absented himself in locality unknown about 7 June 1915, and that he is still absent.

Court of Enquiry, Defence Department, 6 January 1921, pronounces fate as 'Killed in Action, 26 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOOTH Wilfred

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