Eric Lyster Booth

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Booth, Lance-Corporal Eric Lyster no.2570

17th Battalion 6th Reinforcements.

Beamish Street, Campsie.

Railway Carriage Builder.

Born 1894, at Bourke, son of William Percy & Jessie Maria Booth.

Member of the Campsie Band.

Son of the First Master & Treasurer of Canterbury District Ambulance Corps.

Enlisted at Liverpool 29/7/1915, aged 21.



Next of kin: father, W.P Booth, Beamish Street, Campsie. Private Booth was serving in the 39th Infantry at the time of enlistment.

He enlisted with Will Dillow and Richard Moffat, also from the 39th Infantry.

Returned to Australia 8/4/1919.

Married Annie C. Mahony 1925.

Monument, Canterbury Public School.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 22/07/2016]

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002