Rockley BOOTS MM

BOOTS, Rockley

Service Number: 194
Enlisted: 21 September 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Field Ambulance
Born: St Marys, New South Wales, Australia, 5 January 1896
Home Town: Penrith, Penrith Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Newport, New South Wales, Australia, 16 September 1968, aged 72 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

21 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 194
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 194, 1st Field Ambulance
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 194, 1st Field Ambulance, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
3 Dec 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 14th Field Ambulance

submission for Military Medal

On the 28th August 1918, in the neighbourhood of the village of Foucoucourt, South Of Peronne this man worked with his squad for 12 hours, moving backwards and forwards in a wood on which the enemy had placed a heavy barrage. His dangerous work was carried out in a most Praise-worthy manner. During the night a shell landed near his squad, killing two men and severely wounded a this. Pte Boots carried the wounded man to a place of safety and then reported to the R.N.C. Although suffering from shock, he went for reinforcements, and also volunteered to act as a guide for them. His plucky behaviour, coolness and devotion to duty set a fine example to his comrades.
(sgd) E Tivey. Brig-General. Commanding 5th Australian Division.

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