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Bacchus Marsh
Avenue of Honour

Private Thomas Hart Booth

Service No.:
46th Battalion
Tree No.:
Planted by:
William Booth (Father)
Image of plaque on tree S020 for Thomas Hart Booth
See Notes (1) (2)
Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal

Thomas Hart Booth was born at Bacchus Marsh, VIC, in 1892, to William Booth and Christina Campbell. Thomas had a brother, William, who is also remembered in the Avenue.

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Memorial for Thomas Booth
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Memorial for Thomas Booth.
Courtesy of Carol & George Judkins.

He was living at Rowsley, VIC, near Bacchus Marsh and working as a blacksmith when he enlisted in the AIF, 6th Battalion, 21st Reinforcements, at Melbourne on the 26th of August 1916, at the age of 24. He transferred to the 22nd Reinforcements in November before ending up in the 46th Battalion, 6th Reinforcements and embarking from Melbourne aboard the HMAT Port Lincoln at the end of October. After a short stopover in Sierra Leone, West Africa, he disembarked at Plymouth, England, aboard the Marathon in early January 1917.

In March, Thomas arrived in France and on the 11th of April 1917 took part in the First Battle of Bullecourt - an attack on the Hindenburg Line. He was reported Missing in Action and a fellow soldier, Private Wilson, 2777, reported seeing him shot in the head by a sniper. German Authorities later reported that Thomas Booth had died in the middle of April and would forward his personal effects.

He is listed on the Shire of Bacchus Marsh Roll of Honour and the Bacchus Marsh & District Roll of Honour. Thomas is also remembered at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Ballarat, the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France and on his mother's headstone at Maddingley Cemetery, Bacchus Marsh.


  1. Initially in the 6th Battalion but embarked with the 46th Battalion
  2. Officially his fate is Died while a POW in German hands but probably he was either killed outright or died shortly after. KIA is a reasonable description.

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Last updated by lee, Tue, 27 Apr 2021 11:25:44