Harry Booth

Informatie over geboorte

Algemene Informatie

Laatst gekende woonplaats:
Kirkby Overblow, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Informatie legerdienst

Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
British Expeditionary Force
Service nummer:
 —  Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 1/5th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
Plaats van overlijden:
De Knoet Farm, Zonnebeke, België
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
Plot: V
Rij: J
Graf: 8

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points of interest 3

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Laatst gekende woonplaats
#3 'Sterfteplaats'

Mijn verhaal

Harry Booth, a former student, was born in 1899 in Brocklesby, Lincolnshire, England and lived in Kirkby Overblow, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. He was the son of Thomas and Alice Emma Booth. He served in the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), 1/5th Battalion, part of the 147th (2nd West Riding) Brigade of the 49th (West Riding) Division.

On November 19, 1917, the battalion relieved the 1/5th West Yorkshire as battalion in support to left front line battalion on the divisional front on the Broodseinde Ridge just north of Beselare. A company was established at Tokio Ridge, B and C company were on the Westhoek Ridge and D company was on Anzac Ridge. On November 20, A Coy’s position on Tokio Ridge was heavily shelled most of the day. The other Coy’s were intermittently shelled during the day.

Harry, aged 19, was killed in action on November 20, 1917. Private Booth was initially buried where he fell, near De Knoet Farm (28.D.28.b.20.30). After the war, his remains were exhumed and reinterred in the Perth China Wall Cemetery, Plot V, Row J, Grave 8.

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1/5th West Riding Regiment (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/2800/4).
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Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911 (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), RG14).
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War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 363).
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