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John Lionel Calvert BOOTH

Date of birth28 August 1876
Place of birthCatterick, Yorkshire, England
SchoolForrest Hill School, Essex, England
Other trainingArtist and correspondent
Age on arrival in Australia36
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNew Killerby, Salt River Mail, Wagin, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs M C Booth, New Killerby, Salt River Mail, Wagin, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for many years in the Volunteers (and later Territorial Force) in the Princess of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regiment.
Enlistment date4 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name12th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe worked for many years on 'Punch' magazine and other London papers, and was a correspondent for the 'Graphic' in the Near East. He was author of the book, 'Trouble in the Balkans'. Died at sea of wounds received at Gallipoli.
FateDied of wounds 1 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death1 May 1915
Age at death38
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 34), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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