Percy Booth (c.1896-1916)

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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, PERCY. Private. No 2816. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Totties, Thongsbridge. Son of James and Eliza Booth. Educated at Wood Lane Bottom School and attended Scholes Primitive Methodist Church. Employed as a millhand in the finishing department at Glendale Mills. Enlisted in Huddersfield, 5.9.1914, training at Clipstone Camp and later at Doncaster. Embarked for France April, 1915. Died of wounds at Rouen, 20.7.1916, aged 20 years. Buried in St. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN. Grave location:- Plot A, Row 16, Grave 38.
ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
His parents received the following letter from the Rev. W. E. Harper, a Church of England Chaplain at No 1 Stationary Hospital at Rouen, 'It is with the deepest sympathy that I have to tell you of the death of your son who died of wounds in this hospital at 1.30am on 20.7.1916. His wound was in the left knee and the leg had to be amputated to try to save him but he passed away unconsciously and without pain. He is to be buried tomorrow in St. Sever's Cemetery, Rouen. May God comfort you in your grief over the loss of a brave and gallant son.'
Brother of Lance-Corporal GEORGE BOOTH, who died of wounds, 7.6.1917.

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