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North Kelsey, Lincolnshire
He was the son of Joseph and Sabina Booth Born Fourth Quarter 1884 On 1891 Census he is living with his parents and siblings – Thomas, Charles H. and George R. - at North Kelsey, Lincolnshire. His father is listed as a collager farmer On 1901 Census he is living with his parents and siblings - William H., George R. and Olive S. - at 9 Spital Terrace, Gainsborough. His father is listed as a labourer (coal merchants) and Albert as a grocer’s porter He married Ada Whitelam 26th July 1909 Son Harry born 23rd August 1910 On 1911 Census he is living with his wife and son Harry at 16 Clinton Terrace Gainsborough. He is listed as a general labourer in timber yard Daughter Olive born 3rd February 1913
On enlistment worked as a engineers labourer, although the article in the Gainsborough News lists him as bus driver at White Hart Hotel, Gainsborough
11 May 1919
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75228708 - CWGC Website
2345
3 Beaufort Street Gainsborough Lincolnshire
Private
Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
Enlisted in Nottinghamshire (Sherwood Rangers) Yeomanry 16th November 1914 Served in B Squadron 2nd/1st Nottinghamshire (Sherwood Rangers) Yeomanry Renumbered 275633 in 1917 2nd/1st Nottinghamshire (Sherwood Rangers) Yeomanry converted to a cyclist unit and came under orders of 11th Cyclist Brigade in Cyclist Division in Canterbury (Kent) area August 1917 He received a leg injury in 1918 and he developed a “cold abscess” which did not heal. He was operated on several times. Disembodied and transferred to Class Z Army Reserve on 18th March 1919 Discharged under Para 392 (xvia) K.R - surplus to military requirements (having suffered impairment since entry into the service) as suffering from pleurisy 18th March 1919 Silver War Badge List CF/765 Issued Silver War Badge B237490
Service records show him as Ernest Booth Discharge records indicate suffered from pleurisy and he also developed tuberculosis. His records stated that this was due to “exposure to wet and cold on ordinary military service.” He was treated at 31st Field Ambulance before treatment at Canterbury Military Hospital and at the Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital at Lenham, Kent. His death certificate shows he died of tuberculosis and exhaustion He was buried in an unmarked grave, but due to the work of The Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel, the CWGC accepted him as a war casualty and a CWGC headstone was erected 10th November 2010
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  • 2345 Private Albert Ernest Booth -
  • Gainsborough War Memorial -
  • Commonwealth war grave commission headstone marking his grave in Gainsborough Cemetery 
Courtesy of John Beech
    2345 Private Albert Ernest Booth - Commonwealth war grave commission headstone marking his grave in Gainsborough Cemetery Courtesy of John Beech
  • Death notice in local newspaper 
Courtesy of John Beech
    Gainsborough News 13th June 1919 - Death notice in local newspaper Courtesy of John Beech