LEST WE FORGET

Aircraftman Class I James William BOOTH

Service No: 440657
Born: Townsville QLD, 18 January 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 January 1944
Unit: No. 3 Reserve Pool
Died: Ground Accident, Ambon, 5 September 1945, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William George and Sylvia Booth, of Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Townsville QLD
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 5 September 1945, Aircraftman Class I Booth, a Clerk Medical Assistant, died of burns when an explosion of petrol occurred while he was washing medical equipment.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/6/1341