John Joseph BOOTH

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BOOTH, John Joseph

Service Number: 593
Enlisted: 25 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Machine Gun Company
Born: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, 22 November 1897
Home Town: North Ipswich, Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Ipswich North School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Nephritis, Died At Sea, At sea, 21 May 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at Sea Memorialised, Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, England, Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Ipswich Soldier's Memorial Hall Great War
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World War 1 Service

25 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 593, 12th Machine Gun Company
14 Feb 1917: Involvement Private, SN 593, 12th Machine Gun Company
14 Feb 1917: Embarked Private, SN 593, 12th Machine Gun Company, RMS Osterley, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 21st May.... Private John Joseph Booth was born at Ipswich, Queensland in 1897. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 25th May, 1916 as an 18 year old, single, Blacksmith from North Ipswich, Queensland.

Private John Joseph Booth embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on RMS Osterley on 14th February, 1917 with the 12th Machine Gun Company, 10th Reinforcements & disembarked at Plymouth, England on 11th April, 1917 where he would receive further training before being sent to the War Front.

Private Booth was posted to Australian Machine Gun Training Depot at Grantham from Australia on 12th April, 1917. He was sent sick to Belton Hospital on 10th May, 1917 with Scabies & rejoined the Machine Gun Training Depot on 29th May, 1917.

Private Booth was sent sick to Belton Park Military Hospital, Grantham on 2nd October, 1917 with Measles. He rejoined the Machine Gun Training Depot on 18th October, 1917.

Private Booth was sent sick to Belton Hospital on 11th November, 1917 with inflammation of bladder. He was admitted to Grantham Military Hospital, England on 12th November, 1917 with Cystitis.

Private Booth was admitted to Military Hospital at Grantham on 2nd January, 1918. He was transferred to 1st A.D.H. (Australian Dermatological Hospital) at Bulford, Wiltshire on 3rd January, 1918 & discharged on 5th January, 1918 to C.T.D. (Convalescent Training Depot) at Parkhouse, Wiltshire. He was admitted to Convalescent Training Depot on 5th January, 1918 with Syphilis, Nephritis & Bright’s Disease.

Private Booth was sent sick to 1st A.D.H. (Australian Dermatological Hospital) at Bulford, Wiltshire on 19th January, 1918 & discharged on 17th February, 1918.
A Medical Report was complete on Private Booth with his disability listed as Chronic Nephritis. The Officer in charge of the Medical Case recommended that Private Booth be discharged as permanently unfit for General Service & Home Service. The Officer in Charge of 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital agreed with the recommendation.

Private Booth was re-admitted to 1st A.D.H. (Australian Dermatological Hospital) at Bulford, Wiltshire on 17th February, 1918 with Nephritis & discharged on 8th March, 1918.

Private Booth was posted to No. 2 Command Depot at Weymouth, Dorset from Bulford on 8th March, 1918.
Private John Joseph Booth embarked from Devonport, England on 12th May, 1918 for return to Australia for discharge with Chronic Nephritis.

Private John Joseph Booth died at 4 am on 21st May, 1918 while at Sea on Hospital Transport Carrier D8 from Acute Nephritis.

Private John Joseph Booth was buried at 9.15 am on 21st May, 1918 while at Sea from Hospital Transport Carrier D8. He is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, England as he has no grave. His death is acknowledged by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/-a---b.html

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