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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Clerk by occupation, Hermann Arthur Booth was 21 years and single when enlisted on the 2nd of October 1914 in the 5th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1119. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 'Themistocles' on the 22nd of December 1914. Embarked to Join M.E.F. Gallipoli Campaign, Alexandria on the 5th of April 1915 but on the 19th of May 1915 admitted with bullet shot wounds face, Gall Pen; on the 23rd of June1915 deaconesses admitted to convalescence Camp, Alexandria; on the 10th of July 1915 admitted to hospital, Mustapha; on the 22nd of July 1915 embarked for Dardanelles, Alexandria. On the 31st of July re-joined Battalion, Gall Pen; on the 14th of August 1915 wounded, Gall Pen and admitted bullet wound back and transferred to Base. On the 13th of September 1915 embarked for England from Malta; on the 21st of September 1915 admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth gunshot wound back, London. On the16th of November 1916 Abbey Wood taken on Strength, England. On the 8th of May 1916 Embarked to Australia per H.S. 'Themistocles' gunshot wound back from Portland. Discharged 3rd Military District with the Termination of Period of Enlistment on the 1st of January 1920. Tree No.305