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Surname: BOOTH

Forename(s): Henry

Place of Birth: Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland

Service No: 120800

Rank: Driver

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 'D' Battery 88th Brigade

Division: 19th (Western) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-03-21

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Bay 1.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---


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Henry Booth (born 23 July 1895) was the son of Septimus and Mary Ann Booth, née Glover. Septimus was born at Casterton and Mary at Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland.

1901 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland Census: Low Biggins - Henry Booth, aged 5 years, born Kirkby Lonsdale, son of Septimus and Mary Ann Booth.

1911 Kendal, Westmorland Census: Stonebank Green [Helsington] - Henry Booth, aged 15 years, born Biggins, Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland. [Henry was employed by James Todd, Farmer.]

Henry was married to Elizabeth Greenbank in 1916. Elizabeth married Isaac Handley Knowles 10 July 1920 at Christ Church, Denton, Manchester, Lancashire. Isaac died in 1937.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Dvr Henry Booth, 120800, R.F.A. Dead.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Dvr Henry Booth, 120800, R.F.A. Died 21.3.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Dvr Henry Booth, 120800, D/88 Bde. R.F.A. Date and Place of Death: 21.3.18 in action France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Elizabeth. £27 9s. 10d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Henry. Name(s) on card(s): Widow: Elizabeth, born 4.6.93. Address: Oakdene, Sedbergh, Yorks.

Henry (Harry) is mentioned on page 263 in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 – But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 19th (Western) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 19th (Western) Division

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Surname: BOOTH

Forename(s): Henry

Born: Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland


Enlisted: Kendal, Westmorland

Number: 100800

Rank: Dvr

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery



Died Date: 21/03/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Surname: BOOTH

Forename(s): Henry

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 120800

Rank: Driver

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: "D" Bty. 88th Bde.



Died Date: 21/03/1918

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'The Westmorland Gazette' (20 April 1918)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)

BOOTH - Killed in action in France, on March 21st, Gunner Harry Booth, R.F.A., the dearly loved husband of Elizabeth Booth, of Oakdene, Sedbergh, and second son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Booth, of 8, Low Biggin, Kirkby Lonsdale, aged 24 years.

Only a step removed,
We once again shall meet
Our own, our dearly loved,
Around the Master's feet.


BOOTH, Gunner Harry, of the R.F.A., was killed in action on the 21st March by a shell splinter. Gunner Booth was for some time employed by Mr. James Procter, of Sedbergh. He leaves a young widow.


BOOTH, Pte. H., R.F.A., second son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Booth, of Low Biggins, Kirkby Lonsdale, was killed by a shell on the 21st March. The officer of his regiment conveyed the news to Pte. Booth's wife. On the same day Pte. Thomas Booth, elder son, was wounded in the face by shrapnel, and is now in hospital in England.

'The Westmorland Gazette' (22 March 1919)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)

BOOTH - In loving memory of our dear Harry, killed in France, March 21st 1918.

We loved him, yes, no tongue can tell,
How fond, how dearly, and how well.

Sadly missed by his loving wife and all at home.


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24 December 1915

SEDBERGH - Lord Derby's Scheme

The work at Sedbergh in connection with Lord Derby's scheme of recruiting came to an end on Friday of last week. One hundred and thirty-eight men offered themselves for attestation; 39 of these were rejected as being physically unfit, 99 were accepted, of whom 65 were single, and 34 married. The number of men who have actually joined is 23, all single men. The names of those are C.G. Hall, Edwin Wadeson, Ernest Slater, J. Edgar Bateman, Arthur Edmondson, J. Victor Robinson, J.M. Dawson, Major Edward Reade, Henry Booth, Thos. Carradice, Rd. Greenwood, J.H. Ashburn, J.W. Hall, Michael Winn, Harry Bainbridge, George Bainbridge, Fred Parker, Herbert Park, T. Hunter Dover, Edward Storey, Thomas Dakres, Fred Fothergill.


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