THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Service Record Notes

BOOKER, BENJAMIN JAMES

Survived - see photo here

Attestation of
Benjamin James BOOKER.
638554 (crossed out), 29th London Regiment (crossed out)

Born 2 October 1899.
47, Strond Street, Dover.
Age 17 years – 255 days.
Trade, plumbers mate

Next of kin – Benjamin James Booker, 47, Strond Street, Dover, father.

Joined on enlistment – 20th Battalion London Regiment.
Comment – does not look his age

Proceeded to join unit – Havre – 1 November 1918. Posted Pte.
To Mamedy? for duty 3 March 1919.
Joined unit 10 March 1919.
Posted to 10th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment 12 March 1919.
Allotted No. 22671.
Joined 10th Battalion – field – 12/3/19.
Despatched to Crystal Palace for demob – Ripon – 11/10/19. 10th Royal West Kent
Regiment -Pte. (Kent County)
Permanent address, 47, Strond Street, Dover.

Medal Card regimental No’s 638554 – G/11671

1901 census at 7, Seven Star Steet, Dover, Kent.
Benjamin Booker age 33, occupation carpenter, born Greenwich, London.
Susan age 32, born London Islington.
Benjamin age 1, Kent, Dover

 


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