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Courtesy of The Boots Archive and Heritage Collection. Copies of this image may not be used or transferred to third parties without further permission being obtained from Boots Archives. Nottinghamshire Archives holds a copy of Boots 'Comrades in Khaki', a house magazine that was published between April 1915 and May 1916. The magazine has provided details of some of those named on the Boots memorials which commemorate employees from across the UK. (Nottinghamshire Archives ref RB38) Sir Jesse Boot wrote an introduction to each edition, this is the one from the final edition April/May 1916: ‘Comrades in Khaki’, April/May 1916. Preface by Sir Jesse Boot. ‘Station Street, Nottingham, 1st May 1916. Men from Boots, It is with no little regret that we announce the discontinuance of this magazine. During many long eventful months its pages have kept us all in close and sympathetic communication with one another. Through it you have cheered us at home and filled us with pride, for your letters have had in them that simple spirit which has given assurance to our hopes, and that quiet restraint in the narration of duty done and dangers braved that has warmed our hears. We, for our part, have striven in return to express, however inadequately, something of the gratitude and admiration in which we hold your service. The magazine chronicles matters that are a present glory and will be an abiding inspiration to the nation, but its pages are more than a record of high events – they form a link of affection, a token of esteem, and a memorial of thankfulness. With reluctance its course is brought to an end, but the situation, both in the paper market and in the labour market, leaves no option, and this is the final issue of the magazine, in its present form, at least. Although circumstances have made it necessary to suspend the publication of the magazine which has served as a messenger between us, our interest in everything relating to you is unaffected, and our solicitude for your welfare is as deep as ever. We shall still long anxiously to hear from you, and we will use the best means at our disposal to communicate with you, and, further we shall wait proudly and patiently for that victorious issue our cause merits, and towards which you are even now so faithfully and successfully striving. Once again, accept our warmest good wishes. Yours faithfully, Jesse Boot and Florence Boot.’

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

Donovan J - J Donovan

F Adams - Frank Adnams

W Allcock - William Allcock

F Arrowsmith - Sydney Frank Arrowsmith

E J Ash - Enos John Ash

A Atkin - Arthur Atkins

R W Baker - Reginald William Baker

E Barlow - E Barlow

A Bishop - Alfred Bishop

G Boot - George Boot

H Bradbury - Henry Cyril Bradbury

E Brookes - Edward Brookes

H Carmoody - Henry Thomas Carmoody

F Cawley - Fred Cawley

T Clift - Thomas John Clift

C Cooke - Charles William Cooke

J W Cosgrove - John William Cosgrove

C Cox - Charles Albine Cox

H B Creasy - Henry Bernard Creasy

G Dabell - G Dabell

E R Dalton - Edward Richard Dalton

R Davies - Robert Davies

L F Dean - Leslie Frank Dean

B Denny - Albert Edward Denny

A Derrick - Albert Derrick

J Diggles - James Diggle

A O Donald - Arthur Oliver Donald

B Drury - Bertram Harold Drury

E A Duke - E A Duke

R E Dunn - R E Dunn

R W Edwards - R W Edwards

W H Eley - William Harold Eley

J Flee - James Flee

W Foran - William Foran

C Forde - C Forde

D Gardner - Daniel Alexander Gardner

A E Garner - Albert Edward Garner

J Garwood - Alfred Joseph Garwood

S Gibson - Samuel Gibson

S Gillett - Samuel Gillett

W Glover - William Henry Glover

L G Goodacre - Leslie George Goodacre

A Grear - Harold Archibald Gear

W Green - William Green

D Griffiths - D Griffiths

C Haslam - Charles Haslam

G Haynes - G Haynes

E Hembrough - Edward Hembrough

J Hickson - John William Hickson

L Hodgkinson - Lot Hodgkinson

L Hollingsworth - Leonard Hollingsworth

W E Horner - William Ernest Horner

W Hoskins - William Hoskins

E Howitt - E Howitt

S Humphries - Sidney Humphries

H Hurt - Harold Hurt

A Hutchinson - Albert Young Hutchinson

F James - Frederick Henry James

S Jamison - Sidney Morgan Jameson

J Jones - Joseph Jones

R Jones - Reginald William Jones

F C Jull - Frederick Ernest Jull

C Lee - Charles Lee

J W Lewzey - John Henry Lewzey

A Machin - Archibald Machin

H Marshall - Harry Marshall

H Martin - Horace George Martin

R McDill - Robert McDill

McGowan - McGowan

A Morrow - Arthur Morrow

H Moseley - Henry Moseley

A Moseley - Andrew Mosley

H Moxey - Augustus Harry Moxey

J Mullen - Joseph Patrick Mullen

J W Mullen - Joseph Willam Mullen

F H Munn - F H Munn

H Murden - Harry Murden

J A Nall - John Albert Nall

F W Nall - Frederick William Nall

A Notman - Alfred Notman

R Payne - R Payne

F Pell - Frank Pell

C E Perkins - Charles Edwin Perkins

A E Phelan - Albert Edward Phelan

T Pilkington - Tom Pilkington

E C Pool - Ernest Charles Pool

W H Ratcliffe - William Henry Ratcliffe

A B Raynes - Albert Brainerd Raynes

A L Rhodes - Arthur Leslie Rhodes

P Roberts - P Roberts

F Robinson - F Robinson

F Robinson - Frank Robinson

A E Rose - Arthur Ernest Rose

B T Rowley - B T Rowley

H Rush - Henry Rush

H Samples - Henry Samples

W Shaw - W Shaw

H Simms - H Simms

D Simpkins - David Simpkins

W Simpson - W Simpson

W Singleton - William Singleton

H Sladen - Henry Sladen

F Smedley - Fred Smedley

A Smith - A Smith

W Stenning - William George Stening

W A Stevenson - William Allen Stevenson

H J Sutton - Horace Josiah Sutton

A M Thompson - Albert Martin Thompson

C Thrall - Christopher Thrall

C Tuckwood - Charles Tuckwood

A Tunney - A Tunney

H Walker - H Walker

F Walters - Frank Walters

G Ward - G Ward

S Webster - Sandall Webster

F Welbourne - Frank Welbourne

S Weller - Sampson William Weller

Whetstone - Arthur Ernest Whetstone

E Wildgust - Enoch Wildgust

J R Williams - J R Williams

L Willkins - Louis Willkins

R Wilson - R Wilson

W J Wright - William Joseph Wright

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