|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|School||Toorak State School, Victoria|
|Address||3 Clarendon Road, Armadale, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, H Tooth, 3 Clarendon Road, Armadale, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the Senior Cadets, Citizen Military Forces, for 12 months.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium|
|Age at death||22.3|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 29), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Harry and Margaret Isabella TOOTH, 3 Clarendon Road, Armadale, Victoria. Native of Sydney, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Father: 164 Pte Harry TOOTH, 1st Remount Unit, returned to Australia, 18 October 1916; Brother: 4221 Lance Corporal Sidney Robert TOOTH, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916. Transferred to 59th Bn, 15 March 1916. To hospital, 26 April 1916 (tonsillitis); rejoined unit, 4 May 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 19 July 1916 (shell shock); transferred to 8th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1916; to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 22 July 1916; transferred to England, 31 July 1916, and admitted to 3rd Northern General Hospital. Transferred to Delhi Military Hospital, Tidworth, 11 September 1916; discharged to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 20 September 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 2 February 1917; rejoined Bn, 9 February 1917.
On command, 5th Army Musketry School, 13 May 1917; rejoined Bn, 20 May 1917. Appointed Lance Corporal, 15 June 1917; Corporal, 19 September 1917.
Killed in action, 26 September 1917.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal