Thomas Booth

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Feb 26, 1895

Born at Blackburn, Lancashire, England to John Thomas and Sophia (nee Powell) Booth


May 9, 1914

Embarked the RMS Laurentic at Liverpool England


May 16, 1914

Disembarked at Montreal Quebec


Oct 21, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59080 (temporary number 950)

Ø      Next of kin given as J.T. Booth, father, of 20A Eadie St., Cote St. Paul, Montreal, Quebec

Ø      Previous occupation given as Painter

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to the Transport Section


Mar 30, 1915

Pte Booth embarked for England along with the Transport Section to prepare for the arrival of the remainder of the Battalion, which didn’t arrive in England until May 15, 1915.  Upon the arrival of the full Battalion, it moved to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent


Jul 2, 1915

Suffered a severe contusion to his right leg when he was run over by the back wheels of a motor lorry.  He was taken by ambulance to the Dibgate Hospital with a suspected broken leg.


Jul 3, 1915

Transferred to the Moore Barracks Hospital at Shorncliffe and X-rays showed no fracture


Jul 10, 1915

Transferred to the Bevan Military Hospital at Sandgate


Jul 23, 1915

Discharged from hospital to duty


Aug 16, 1915

Sentenced to a ½ pay restriction for 1 month for using obscene language to an NCO


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Jul 8, 1916

At a horse show and competition held for the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade, Pte Booth won 1st Prize in the “Good Driving” category 



Jan 14, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Jan 24, 1917

Rejoined the Battalion from leave


Dec 15, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 1, 1918

Rejoined the Battalion from leave


Nov 23, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 23, 1918

Arrived at the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) on his way back to the Battalion from leave


Dec 26, 1918

Rejoined the Battalion from leave


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Havre, France

Disembarked in England and proceeded to the Witley Camp


Apr 4, 1919

TOS (Taken On Strength) “P” Wing at Witley pending return to Canada


May 13, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia at Liverpool


May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario by train


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 279969

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge, Toronto, Ontario 

Following his discharge the British War Medal and Victory Medal and the 1914-15 Star were sent to him at 880 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ontario


Oct 31, 1925

Married to Agnes Taylor at Toronto Ontario


Nov 21, 1931

Thomas’ wife Agnes and his son Thomas, shown above, died in a house fire in Toronto

Two years later, Thomas married Christina Cameron Hosie at Toronto (below)


Apr 1, 1963

Died at Toronto Ontario

Prospect Cemetery
Toronto, Ontario


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