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Alfred Richard BOOTS

Regimental number6775A
Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria
SchoolFranlinford State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPhotographer
AddressDaylesford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E.M.A. Haynes, Castlemaine, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 66th Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date31 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 July 1917
Place of enlistmentDaylesford, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 June 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row K, Grave No 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
101
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Mother: Mrs Emily Haynes, Franklinford, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917; embarked Alexandria, 8 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 13 January 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 24 January 1918, and marched into 6th Training Bn, Fovant.

Allotted letter 'A' to Regimental Number owing to duplication, Fovant, 11 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 April 1918; marched into Base Depot, France, 17 April 1918, and proceeded to join unit.

Taken on strength, 24th Bn, in the field, 26 April 1918.

Missing in action, France, 14 June 1918; Previously reported missing, now reported Killed in action, France, 14 June 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOOTS Alfred Richard

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