BOOKER, William George
(Service number 6/1469)

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Date 24 June 1882 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Ashley Bank, North Canterbury
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin James BOOKER (father), Ashley Bank, North Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

18 September 1915 wounded at Gallipoli. Gunshot wound to left knee joint.

Post-war Occupations

War pensioner


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

Biographical Notes

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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