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Keith William Booth was born in Ballarat and was a Grazier by trade when he enlisted in the Howitzer Brigade 23, Battery 107 on 2 May 1916 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916. He continued training once in England although that was interrupted by a bout of tonsillitis. In October 1916 he transferred to the 3rd Division Ammunition Column and then, in September 1917, to the 8th Field Artillery Brigade in France. After the war he returned to Australia on the Zealandia, reaching Melbourne on June 28th 1919.
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