Robert William Booth

First Name: 
Robert
Middle Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Booth
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, November 30, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Catherine Booth (nee Stanbury)
Father's Name: 
John James Booth
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, March 17, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
1st Light Horse
Company: 
1st Squadron
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, November 30, 1968
Place of Death: 
Sydney
Details: 

Robert William Booth (Service No 2991) was born in Jamberoo, N.S.W.  He enlisted at Menangle Park, Sydney, N.S.W. when he was 22 years old.  At this time Robert was working as a farmer, and his father, his next of kin, lived at Woodstock, Jamberoo, in the Illawarra region of N.S.W.

Robert served in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns, at Gaza and Port Said. He was promoted to Acting Sergeant in January 1917.  On 2 May 1919 Robert was promoted to Lance Corporal.

He returned to Australia in March 1919, and was discharged from the AIF, medically unfit, on 1 June 1919. 

Sources: 
Australian War Memorial
AIF Database
National Archives Australia. NAA: B2455, BOOTH R W

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