James Oliver Allan Booth

First Name: 
James
Middle Name: 
Oliver Allan/ Alan
Last Name: 
Booth
Mother's Name: 
Alice Booth (nee Fisk)
Father's Name: 
George Booth
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, September 30, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
15th Battalion
Company: 
A
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, July 4, 1917
Place of Death: 
Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

James Booth (Service No 6962) was born in Jamberoo, N.S.W. in 1895.  The family moved to Queensland, and when James enlisted in Brisbane, he was single, 21 years old, and working as a farmer.

James embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A72 Beltana with 23rd Reinforcements, 15th Battalion, on 25th November 1916.  After arriving in England on 29th January 1917, he underwent further training, and on 12th June 1917 he joined 1 Platoon, A Company, 15th Battalion in Belgium.

On 4th July, 1917, at about 6 pm, James was in a dugout with another soldier when a shell hit and both were killed instantly.

James is buried in Mud Corner British Cemetery, Belgium: Plot II, Row A, Grave 13.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BOOTH J

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