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Lawrence Henry BOOTH

Regimental number5303
Date of birth30 October 1895
Place of birthDalgety, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Dalgety, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressOrbost, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 4.5"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emily Booth, Tyer Street, Stratford, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 March 1916
Place of enlistmentSale, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Date of death13 October 1917
Age at death21
Place of burialNine Elms British Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 10), Poperinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
93
Other details

Note on Attestation Form: 'Complexion: Dark'.

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916; joined 21st Bn, in the field, 26 January 1917.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 16 February 1917 (trench feet); discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, 25 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1917 (gun shot wound, knee), admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 8th General hospital, Rouen, 4 May 1917; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 19 May 1917; to 11th Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 25 May 1917; to Base Depot, Havre, 29 June 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 18 July 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 August 1917 (dysentery), and transferred same day to 58th General Hospital, St Omer; to 59th General hospital, 1 September 1917 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 11 September 1917; rejoined Bn, 14 September 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), Belgium, 9 October 1917 (multiple gun shot wounds, abdomen and thigh), and admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 13 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOOTH Lawrence Henry

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