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George Boot (junior) was born in 1882 at Nottingham and was the son of George Boot (senior) a tool maker and Mary Ann Boot née Noutch of 38 Waterway Street, Nottingham. His father George Boot (senior) was born in 1855 at Nottingham, his mother Mary Ann Noutch was born in 1856 also in Nottingham, they were married in 1881 at Nottingham, they had a further child a daughter Mary Agnes Boot born 1886 at Nottingham. George Boot married his wife Mary Caroline Kelly (born 8th June 1883 Upper Holloway, London) on 8th June 1909 at Nottingham he was the father of George born 25th March 1909, Gladys Mary born 30th August 1911 and Leslie Joseph Boot born 22nd July 1913 of 9 Constance Street, Wilford Road, Nottingham. In 1911 they lived at 4 Waterway Terrace, Waterway Street, Nottingham and were shown as George Boot 29 yrs a carriage straightener, he is living with his wife Mary Caroline 27 yrs and their son George 2 yrs of age. In the same 1911 census his parents are living at 38 Waterway Street, Nottingham and are shown as George Boot 56 yrs a tool maker, he is living with his wife Mary Ann 55 yrs and their daughter Mary Agnes 23 yrs a lace hand jenner. Following his death his widow Mary was awarded a pension of 26 shillings and 3 pence a week which commenced on 6th August 1917 and was raised to 32 shillings and 1 pence on 29th April 1919.
In 1911 he was a carriage straightener. On enlistment he was chemist's labourer.
25 Jan 1917
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4 Mona Cottages Nottingham.
7th Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
George Boot enlisted at Nottingham on 10th December 1915 under the Derby Scheme he was 33 yrs and 149 days old, he was living at 4 Mona Cottages, Kinglake Street, Nottingham, he was a chemical labourer and his next of kin was his wife Mary of the same address. His religion was that of a Roman Catholic. Posted to the reserves he was mobilised for war on 15th June 1916 and reported to the Depot at Derby. He served with 7th battalion North Staffordshire Regiment and embarked from Devonport on 15th October 1916 to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on and disembarked at Basra on 22nd November 1916. He was killed in Mesopotamia on 25th January 1917 and is buried in Amara War Cemetery.
Death notices published 9th February 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BOOT. – Killed in action, January 25th, 1917, Private George Boot, North Staffordshire Regt., beloved husband of Mary Boot, aged 35. R.I.P. – From his sorrowing wife and three children. “BOOT. – Killed in action, Private George Boot, aged 35. R.I.P. – From his loving mother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Kelley and family, Constance-grove, Wilford-road.” In memoriam published 25th January 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BOOT. – In loving memory of George, the beloved husband of Mary Boot, killed in action at Mesopotamia, January 25th, 1917. R.I.P. – Sorrowing wife and children.” Notices courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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