BOOTH, Clarence Reade
(Service number 58729)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 14 June 1882 Place of Birth Wellington

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Clandeboye, South Canterbury
Occupation Foreman baker
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Sadie HILL (sister), Mersey Street, Island Bay, Wellington
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 29th Reinforcements, H Company
Date 13 October 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, Enghland
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 16 September 1969 Age 87 years
Place of Death Wellington
Memorial or Cemetery Oamaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 3, Plots 11, 12
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Clarence Reade Booth was the youngest of the family of David and Annie Bald (née Thompson) Booth, of Hampden. His mother died in 1898; she and David are buried in the Oamaru Cemetery, and Clarence with them. Clarence was educated at Maheno and Hampden schools, leaving at the age of 15. Clarence had been living in the Temuka district for some years before the war and was at Clandeboye when he was called up. On 25 June 1917, he left with men from the South Canterbury military district for camp.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 October 2019]; Oamaru Cemetery burial records (Waitaki District Council) [25 October 2019]; Timaru Herald, 25 June 1917 (Papers Past) [15 May 2014]

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