Topic: Kate Booth (1885-1952)

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As part of Tauranga City Library's 'Threads of Memory' project Shirley Arabin came in to tell library staff about her aunt, Kate, who was a nurse at Aotea Convalescent Home in Heliopolis, Egypt, during World War I. Filming: Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Students. Photos: Lee Switzer.

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Shirley Arabin being interviewed by Stephanie Smith and filmed by students from the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

Kate Booth was born in 1885. Her parents were Alfred and Mary Ann Booth.

During World War I she was stationed at the Aotea Convalescent Home in Heliopolis, near Cairo, Egypt, a privately funded institution. She was Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) on 23 October 1918.

Kate died in 1952. 

 

Shirley Arabin shares Kate's story with Tauranga Library staff during the 2015 Threads of Memory project.

 

Kate Booth and staff of Aotea Home 

Scanned photograph of Kate Booth (seated at left) while at Aotea House in Egypt, WWI.

 

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Shirley Arabin telling Kate's story.

 

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Kate Booth's Nursing Certificate.

 

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 Shirley Arabin.


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 Stephanie Smith and Shirley Arabin.


Further Information:

Births, Deaths and Marriages Online (New Zealand).

Cenotaph Database (Auckland War Memorial Museum).

Military Personnel File 

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Kate Booth (1885-1952)


Year:2015
Note:Service Number: 22/184
First Names:Kate
Last Name:Booth
Date of Birth:1885
Date of death:1952
Occupation:Nurse
Fathers name:Alfred Booth
Mothers name:Mary Ann Booth
Military Service:World War I (1914-1918)

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