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Frederick BOOTHEY

Regimental number266
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolConvent of Mercy (Catholic) School, Broken Hill, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBaker
AddressLane Lane, off Zebina Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs s Boothey, Lane Lane, off Zebina Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 23 July 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Fredrick John BOOTHEY. Died in No 2 General Hospital, France.
FateDied of disease 29 November 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death29 November 1918
Age at death21.10
Place of burialSte Marie Cemetery (Div. 62, Plot IV, Row O, Grave no. 4), Le Havre, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Susan BOOTHEY, Somerset Avenue, Cumberland, Queensland. Native of Broken Hill, New South Wales
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while acting as runner during an attack. He gave great assistance in mounting some light enemy machine guns and showing a machine gun officer, under heavy fire, where he had seen guns undermanned. His initiative and disregard of personal danger were of great assistance in thus increasing fire against an enemy counter attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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