Eric Robert BOOTH

BOOTH, Eric Robert

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 12 January 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia, 25 October 1891
Home Town: Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Schooling: Working Man's College, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Killed In Action, France, 23 March 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery, Beaumetz-les-Cambrai
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, Melbourne, Victoria
6 Jul 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
10 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
10 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
20 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 29th Infantry Battalion
14 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 29th Infantry Battalion, GSW (right leg)
15 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 29th Infantry Battalion
23 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 29th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: awm_unit: 29th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Captain awm_died_date: 1917-03-23

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...Captain Eric Robert Booth of the 8th Infantry Brigade, 29th Battalion. Capt Booth, of Ascot Vale, Vic, enlisted on 19 January 1915 as a Second Lieutenant. He was an engineer by profession when he embarked aboard HMAT Ascanius from Melbourne on 10 November 1915. He was killed in action on the 23 March 1917, in France, aged 24 years." - SOURCE (