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William Howard Bronley BOOTH

Regimental number1131
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinWilliam Booth, Aland Lodge, Sydney, Gloucestershire, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Roosall College Cadets; also served for 2 years in 4th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers ('no discharge').
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name4th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined 4th Bn at Gallipoli, 2 May 1915. Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 17 May 1915; transferred to Hospital Ship, 17 May 1915 (debility and gastritis); to No 1 Australian stationary Hospital, 21 May 1915; rejoined Bn, 28 May 1915.

Wounded in action (date not recorded); admitted to HMS 'Caledonia' 7 August 1915 (gun shot wound, right shoulder); transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 10 August 1915; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, Cairo, 12 August 1915; to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 14 August 1915; to Helouan Convalescent Camp, Cairo, 1 October 1915; to Pt Said, 3 December 1915, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Themistocles', 4 December 1915; discharged, 11 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 July 1955
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOOTH William Howard Bronley

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