Reginald Nathaniel BOOTH

BOOTH, Reginald Nathaniel

Service Number: 205
Enlisted: 30 March 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 5th Field Company Engineers
Born: Larbet, New South Wales, Australia, 18 January 1882
Home Town: Gooroolba, North Burnett, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Illness-Nephritis, Australia, 1 April 1918, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Taabinga Lawn Cemetery, Kingaroy, Qld
Protestant Section 1, Row 2, Grave 92
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gooroolba War Memorial, Kingaroy RSL Roll of Honour, Kingaroy Stone of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

30 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 205, 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train, Enlisted at Melbourne
4 Jun 1915: Involvement SN 205, 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
4 Jun 1915: Embarked SN 205, 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train, HMAT Port Macquarie, Melbourne
10 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 5th Field Company Engineers, Transferred from 1 Royal Australian Naval Bridging Team to the 5th Company Engineers
15 Nov 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, SN 205, 5th Field Company Engineers, Discharged at 1st Military District
1 Apr 1918: Involvement Sapper, SN 205, 5th Field Company Engineers

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Mr. J.R. and Mrs S.E. Booth of Wooroolin, Kingaroy Line, QLD; brother of Norman Henry Booth of Thornlands, QLD

18 April 1916 - to hospital suffering from Nephritis

23 May 1916 - transferred to England - Nephritis

31 August 1916 - left England on board H.T. Marana for Australia for Discharged as Medically unfit (Nephritis)

Also served 6 years in the Merchant Service with the rank of Able Seaman Stoker

He was a good rider and could drive four in hand and had a slight knowledge of French

His last employer was T. Sloane the Head of Gang 9, Telegraph Gang, Maryborough