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Worksop, Notts
Frank Booth was born in Worksop in 1893 to Thomas and Annie Booth. The couple had married in Worksop in 1881 and over their married lifetime had 13 children, all born in Worksop, all boys with the exception of 1 girl. They were, William, Thomas, Albert, Harry, Walter, Frank, James, Lottie, Leonard, Alec, Wilfred, Clifford and Harold. The family residence was 25 Clinton Street for many years and the father, Thomas and the sons were mostly employed in the local collieries. Frank was employed as a pit pony driver at age 18. Thomas Booth died in 1912 age 54. The Worksop Guardian’s obituary of Frank also reports on some of his brother’s contribution to the war.
16 Apr 1918
874740 - CWGC Website
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sergt. F. Booth Worksop Guardian 17 May 1918 We also record with regret the death of another Worksop soldier in Sergt. Frank Booth, Sherwood Foresters, son of Mrs. Booth, 25, Clinton Street, who was killed in action on April 16th. Serg. Booth was one of five brothers, who early responded to the call? He was called up for service with the territorial at the outbreak of war, and early on was sent to France; where he served continuously save for one or two furloughs. He was slightly wounded about twelve months ago, and was in hospital in France, and on recovery again went up the line, where he manfully played his part until the end came. He was 23 years of age, and before the war was employed at Manton Colliery. Three of his brothers are in France, VIZ, Pte. Walter Booth, S.F. Corpl. Leonard Booth, M.G.C., and Pte. Alec Booth, D.L.I. Another brother, Lance Corpl. Tom Booth, S.F., is in Staffordshire. A fifth brother, ex. Private Booth, R.A.M.C., has received a discharge and is back again in Worksop. A brother in Law, Pte. T. Haldon, R.E. is in Mesopotamia. This is a record to be proud of. The family are well known in Worksop, and highly respected, and Serg. Booth’s many friends will hear of his death with great regret.
CWG additional information:- Son of Mrs. A. Booth, of 25, Clinton St., Worksop, Notts. Frank’s elder brother, Walter, was also killed in the war on the 24th July 1918 commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Research by Colin Dannatt
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