BOOTHMAN, Joseph Leo

Service Number: QX19574
Enlisted: 4 June 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd/4th Independent Company
Born: Liverpool, England, 30 March 1910
Home Town: Millaa Millaa, Tablelands, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Milk Vendor
Died: Killed in Action, Papua New Guinea, 4 September 1943, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian Commando Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Millaa Millaa WW2 Honour Roll, Millaa Millaa War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

4 Jun 1941: Enlisted Brisbane, Queensland
4 Jun 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, QX19574
3 Feb 1943: Involvement Sergeant, QX19574, 2nd/4th Independent Company, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns

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Born in Liverpool England 30/3/1910 one of 6

1928 came to Australia

Various jobs, he had land at Millaa Millaa 

Interested in Medicine couldn't afford to make it his career.

Later bought his Mother, Sister and Brother out to Australia and lived at Auchenflower, Joseph had a milk run there.

Joined the Army - Highly respected by his fellow soliders. Became a Medic orderly for the 2/4 Australia Commando Squadron.

Died arriving into PNG shores when their ship was missiled by the Japanese