Saturday, October 1, 2016

William Douglas Booth

badgeaifww1Serial Number and Rank:  365, CPL
Birth:  Leichardt Sydney 1893/19812
Parents:  Edwin Booth and Annie Nissen
Enlisted:  4 Jan 1916
Next of Kin: F. Edwin Booth of East Milton
Service: 33rd Battalion, B Company. RTA 22 August 1919
Honour Rolls:  Milton Church of England (MM)
RSL Honour Roll (MM)
Milton Town Memorial (MM)
Milton Primary School (no MM noted)
Burrill School
Military Medal: Source: Commonwealth Gazette No. 109. Date: 15 September 1919

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations near BRAY on 22nd August, 21918. Lance Corporal BOOTH was a No. 1 Lewis gunner. During the advance the right flank of his Company was held up by an enemy machine gun. Acting on his own initiative, this N.C.O. rushed the enemy post and, firing his lewis gun from the hip, he captured the machine gun and crew. Throughout he did most excellent work, particularly during the enemy counter attack. His prompt and accurate fire inflicted severe casualties on the enemy. He displayed splendid initiative and the greatest daring at all times.
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