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William Stanley BOOTH

Regimental number3251
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolMacarthur Street State School, Ballarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSteward
Address415 Drummond Street, North Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 2"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Furness Booth, 415 Drummond Street, North Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a boy as Drummer in the Ballarat Naval Cadets.
Enlistment date15 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFather mistakenly stated, Roll of Honour circular, place of wounding/death as Pozieres, Somme Sector, France.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 7), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
156
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Christ Church Anglican Cathedral Roll of Honour, Ballarat, Victoria.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 53rd Bn, 16 February 1916.

taken on strength, 53rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Found guilty, 24 April 1916, of neglecting to obey the lawful commands of a N.C.O., 23 April 1916: Awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.

Reported wounded in action and missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, 2 September 1917, concluded: 'Killed in action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOOTH William Stanley
Red Cross File No 0460304H

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