James Edward Booth

First Name: 
James
Middle Name: 
Edward
Last Name: 
Booth
Mother's Name: 
Martha (nee Frost)
Father's Name: 
Alfred Booth
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, August 22, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Company: 
F Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, April 29, 1915
Place of Death: 
Gallipoli
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

James Booth was born in Forbes, NSW about 1892 and like his two brothers he came to Corrimal, NSW and attended school there. He served in the CMF and was a single 22 year old miner when he enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A19 Afric on 18th October 1914 with F Company, 1st Battalion. He saw service in Egypt and embarked with the 1st Battalion, D Company for the Gallipoli landing on 25th April. He made it as far as the Lone Pine area but was killed there on 29th April.

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial. He and his brother Alfred John (Service No 687) enlisted together, brother William Thomas (Service No 341) enlisted later but was also killed in action.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BOOTH J E

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