BOOKER, Thomas Eric
(Service number 6/1782)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||1896||Place of Birth||Winchester|
|Address at Enlistment||Winchester|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||G. Booker (father), Winchester|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||4th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||17 April 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star, British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||8 March 1917||Age||20|
|Place of Death||France|
|Cause||Accidental death on active service|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Maple Leaf Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium|
|Memorial Reference||J. 13|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour; Temuka War Memorial; Winchester War Memorial|
Thomas Booker, born in 1896 at Winchester, was the son of George and Margaret Booker, 120 Winters Rd, Papanui, Chch.
Thomas' parents recieved the 'Dead Man's Penny' commemorative plaque after the war, recognising their son's supreme sacrifice.
Temuka through the years: an informal history (Temuka History Book Committee, 2009); Cenotaph Sep 2013; SCRoll web submission by W Toohey, 17 November 2018
No documents available.
Researched and Written by
Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald
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