BOOKER, William George
(Service number 6/1469)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||24 June 1882||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Address at Enlistment||Ashley Bank, North Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||James BOOKER (father), Ashley Bank, North Canterbury|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||3rd Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||14 February 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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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
18 September 1915 wounded at Gallipoli. Gunshot wound to left knee joint.
|Date||18 August 1945||Age||63 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block 2G RSA, Plot 12|
|New Zealand Memorials|
William George Booker who was born on 24 June 1882 at Temuka, was the oldest son of James Booker and Charlotte Susan née Wyatt who had married in 1881 at Temuka. Private W. G. Booker was wounded on 18 September 1915 at Gallipoli,. He suffered a gunshot wound to his left knee joint. William died on 18 August 1945 at Christchurch ad was buried in Bromley Cemetery. His brother, Allan Rowland Booker, also served in World War I, and another brother, Francis James Booker enlisted.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 June 2020]; Bromley Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [16 June 2020]
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