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Harold Joseph Booth

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Booth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Happy-Go-Lucky Harold AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 116 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C.W. Cooke, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 October 1899 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 116 AWMM
  • Military service
    North Otago Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 9 October 1899 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10.5 inches AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      size 3 boots AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Trooper Booth joined the Otago Mounted Rifles on 20 June 1897 directly on leaving high school. He was acting as General Clement's orderly at the time of his death.

    Shell shot to the head. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 January 1900 AWMM
    SlingersfonteinNorthern Cape AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Colesberg Military Cemetery, South Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald 29 January 1900

    New Zealand Herald 20 February 1900

    New Zealand Herald 31 January 1900 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM
    • Otago, South African (Boer) War Memorial, Dunedin Oval, Dunedin AWMM

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Sources

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31 August 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
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