George Booth (c.1891-1917)

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George Booth

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

BOOTH, GEORGE. Lance Corporal. No 40801. 23rd Battalion (Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers. Born New Mill. Son of Mr James Booth of Totties, Holmfirth. Employed in the warehouse at Ford Mill, Holmfirth. Attended Scholes Primitive Methodist Chapel, being Sunday School Superintendent, a member of the choir and a lay preacher. He was a keen cricketer, playing for the Holmfirth team and winning the gold medal of the Huddersfield and District league for the best bowling. When he pleaded a conscientious objection to warfare the Holmfirth Tribunal granted him a non-combatant certificate. But when he reported himself to Halifax Barracks, however, he felt that he could not avail himself of the privilege granted to him by the tribunal and he enlisted on 5.5.1916, going into training at North Shields. Embarked for France in July 1916. Died of wounds, 7.6.1917, aged 25 years. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EASTCEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row B, Grave 11.
Brother of Private PERCY BOOTH, who died of wounds, 20.7.1916.
ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial.

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