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  • 11837 Lance Corporal John William Booth, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) killed in action on 12 March 1915 during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
Person Details
Nottingham
He was the son of John and Annie Booth and the brother of Walter, Arthur, William Robert and Annie Louise Booth. In 1911 they lived at 20 Upper Pierrepoint Street Nottingham.
1911 - GNR Porter (Great Northern Railway)
12 Mar 1915
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824289 - CWGC Website
11837
Lance Corporal
  • MD MD Mentioned in Despatches
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
John William Booth went to France with 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters on 4 November 1914. It is likely that he was a special reservist who attested in April 1912. He was in 'C' Company and at some point 'mentioned in dispatches' He was killed in action during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle - 10 to 13th March 1915. On 12th the enemy attacked in overwhelming numbers forcing the battalion back to the support trench. With a Victoria Cross winning action by Private Jacob Rivers and counter attacks by the men the enemy attack was thrown back and after two hours of close quarter fighting, the battalion regained the lost ground. It had though been at great cost. John Morse
Le Touret Memorial
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  • 11837 Lance Corporal John William Booth, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) killed in action on 12 March 1915 during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    John William Booth name on Memorial - 11837 Lance Corporal John William Booth, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) killed in action on 12 March 1915 during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
  • Photograph published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 15th April 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    John William Booth - Photograph published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 15th April 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918