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Vincent Warburton BOOTH

Regimental number748
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMill hand
AddressWarburton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMargaret Booth, Crossover, Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For conspicuous and continuous devotion to duty during operations 1-7 October 1917, rendering valuable services under heavy fire.'
Recommendation date: 8 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Vincent

Military Medal

'For conspicuous devotion to duty. During the operations East of YPRES, 1st to 7th October, 1917, these men [BOOTH and 1028/161 Lance Corporal Edward Albert EDWARDS, Army Provost Corps] carried out traffic control duty under very heavy shell fire and under most difficult conditions. They also arranged parties to mend the sleeper track when it was blown upt by shell fire, thus keeping the traffic in motion and materially assisting to maintain the supply of ammunition and rations to the line. On the 4th, 5th and 7th October they were on duty for 30 hours.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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