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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave in Cement House  Cemetery, Belgium 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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1901;Mother, Florence a widow age 43. Born in Nottingham. Occupation Café Caretaker. Hannah Mill age 25 a boarder. Occupation Mantle Maker, Zillah Gray age 17 a boarder. Occupation Hosiery Finisher. Address, 2 Melton Terrace, London Road, Nottingham. 1911;Florence now a Cook. Ernest a Surveyors Clerk.Address, 23 Muskham Street, Meadows.
Attended Mundella School, Meadows, Nottingham. Mundella Magazine, Christmas 1917 and 1918, ROH: 'Booth, Ernest W, Sherwoods.'
10 Oct 1917
97393 - CWGC Website
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Private
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Ernest William Booth, served with the 10th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, he was killed in action on 10th October 1917. He is buried in Cement House Cemetery.(grave ref XV.E.21).
Depressed following the death of her son, Ernest, on the Western Front, Nottingham woman Florence Booth was brought to Hucknall to stay with friends. On 28th August 1918 she was found hanging from a door frame after fashioning a noose from her handkerchief. Obituary published 30th August 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BOOTH. – On August 28th, [1918] at 32 Co-operative-avenue, Hucknall, Florence Booth, late of 10 Muskham-street, Nottingham. Funeral at Hucknall Cemetery, Saturday, [31st August 1918] at 3 o'clock.” Above information and obituary is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave in Cement House  Cemetery, Belgium 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Ernest E Booth - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave in Cement House Cemetery, Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle