Philip John Booth (c.1896-1920)

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Philip John 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, PHILIP JOHN, MC. Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. Son of James John and Alice Elizabeth Booth of Whitegates, Netherton. Educated Uppingham Public School; left December 1913. Granted his commission from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Embarked for France in June 1916. Served in France with 2nd Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).
Awarded the Military Cross in September, 1917, for 'conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at a critical moment. He took command of his company under direct fire of a hostile machine gun which, had killed his Company Commander, and assaulted the position, capturing the gun and killing its team. He then led his company to their final objective under heavy fire and it was entirely owing to his gallantry and determined energy that his men were able to hold their ground and repulse the hostile counter attacks which were continually against them throughout the day'. (London Gazette 9th January, 1918).
Died of pneumonia, 2.3.1920, aged 23. Buried in HAIDAR PASHA CEMETERY, ISTANBUL. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row J, Grave 12.

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