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  • Photograph published 21st July 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and courtesy of  Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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Nottingham
Ernest Booth was the son of William Booth and Mary Ann Midlam who married in Nottingham in 1881. Children identified include: Harry (b.1882), Herbert (b.1883), Frederick (b.1885), Albert (b.1888), Ethel (b.1893), May (b.1896), Ernest (b.1897). The family home was 7 Herbert Street, Nottingham [C.1891 & C.1901]. In 1907 William Booth, a lace maker, died in Nottingham aged 46. What subsequently happened to Mary Ann Booth is unclear. The 1911 census shows Ernest Booth living with his married brother, Harry Booth, at 15 Harold Street, Radford. In his death notice [n.e.p.2.7.1916] Ernest’s home address was given as 199 Norton Street, Radford.
22 Jun 1916
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Private
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Booth was called up for service, enlisting in Nottingham. Following training he was drafted to France. The battalion was serving in northern France prior to the Battle of the Somme and Booth was killed in action during a quiet period. He was buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue (grave ref lll.H.6).
In memoriam published 22nd June 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BOOTH. – In loving memory of Private Ernest Booth, killed in action June 22nd, 1916. – Mourned in silence by Flo and Harry (in France). “BOOTH. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Private Ernest Booth, killed June 22nd, 1916. One year of silent sorrow. Sisters Ethel and May.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Photograph published 21st July 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and courtesy of  Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    Ernest Booth - Photograph published 21st July 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.