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George BOOKER

Regimental number1078
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Addressc/o R R Wilson, Bank of Australasia, Korumburra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Booker, Manager, Caledonian Insurance Company, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 November 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Motor Transport Section
FateReturned to Australia
Discharge date8 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Fremantle on 'Mashobra', 8 February 1915.

Admitted to 21st Ras-el-Tin General Hospital, Alexandria, 24 June 1915; transferred from Base Depot to Gallipoli, 8 July 1915. Admitted to hospital, 19 August 1915 (bullet wound, lip); disembarked Alexandria from HS 'Guildford Castle', 28 August 1915; discharged to Convalescent Camp, Mustapha, 9 September 1915; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 17 September 1915; to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 5 October 1915; rejoined 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 December 1915.

Admitted to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 15 January 1916; discharged to unit, 23 February 1916; taken on strength of Australian Mechanical Transport Service, Gamiah, 23 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 17 June 1916.

Found guilty, 14 July 1916, of being absent without leave, 12.00 pm, 14 July, to 2.00 pm, 14 July 1916: awarded 7 days' confinement to barracks.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 29 July 1916 (painful scar). Transferred to British Mechanical Transport Division upon discharge, 7 August 1916, and taken on strength, 24 August 1916. Transferred to 2nd Australian Ammunition Sub-Park, 12 August 1916, and taken on strength, 14 August 1916.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, 24 March 1917 (influenza); discharged to unit; 25 March 1917; granted leave to United Kingdom, 23 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 2 August 1917.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 22 September 1917 (put under observation); discharged to unit, 2 October 1917; attached to Australian Mechanical Transport Service, Chelsea, 14 October 1917, and taken on strength, 16 October 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 24 April 1918 (gastric ulcer); discharged to unit, 9 May 1918. Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 14 May 1918 (gun shot wound, groin); struck off strength of Australian Mechanical Transport Service, 14 May 1918; discharged to duty, 18 June 1918, and attached to Australian Mechanical Transport Service, Chelsea; struck off strength of Australian Mechanical Transport Service, 3 July 1918; marched into AASC, Parkhouse, 5 July 1918.

Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 18 July 1918; discharged to duty, 23 July 1918; attached to Australian Mechanical Transport Service, Chelsea, 4 September 1918; granted 75 days' leave under 1914 scheme, 9 November 1918; marched into Administrative Headquarters, London, 26 January 1919; marched into RBAA, Heytisbury, 3 February 1919; marched into 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 21 February 1919; granted leave to attend course, Dumfries, 1 August 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 19 September 1919, and moved out to DAAG.

Commenced returrn to Australia on HT 'Pakeha', 6 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 24 November 1919. Discharged Melbourne, 8 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Date of death27 February 1972
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOOKER George

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