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William Albert was born in 1894 (A/M/J Basford (name registered as 'Albert William'), the son of William and Emma nee Haddon. Emma was the daughter of Matthew and Emma Haddon (nee Horne) and born in Lenton, birth registered 1867 (J/F/M Radford). She married William Booth on 7 August 1893 at St Paul's parish church, Hyson Green (J/A/S Nottingham) and their son, William, was born the following year. On the two subsequent census (1901 and 1911) Emma and their son were living with her parents and so it appears that she and William snr. separated before 1901. In 1901 Emma (33 b. Lenton), a lace mender, and William (6) were living at 427 Alfreton Road, Radford, Nottingham, with Emma's parents, Matthew Haddon (59), a lace maker, and Emma Haddon (57). Also in the household were Emma's unmarried siblings, Edward (35) a lace maker, Florry (23) a machinist and Matthew (20) of no occupation and her married sister, Lucy Smedley (27) a lace mender. According to information supplied by Matthew Haddon on the 1911 Census, he and his wife Emma had been married for 48 years and had had ten children of whom one had died. Emma and William were still living with her parents in 1911 but by the time of the census the family had moved to 449 Alfreton Road, Radford. Emma (43) was still working as a lace mender while William (17) was a curtain threader(?shredder). Also in the household were Emma's siblings, Matthew (30) of no occupation and the widowed Lucy Smedling (37) a lace mender. There were five other members of the family in the home on the night of the census: Dan Smedley (7) and Clarence Smedley (5) described as Matthew Haddon's nephews, Florence Hopkins (29) married, Matthew's niece, William Hopkins (7), his nephew, and Elsie Hopkins (4), his great-niece.
He was a curtain threader(?shredder) in 1911.
23 Aug 1917
499214 - CWGC Website
Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
28th Company Notts & Derby Labour Corps (16276) formerly Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) and 14th Company Lincolnshire Regiment. Wiliam died of dysentery on 23rd August 1917 and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery (grave ref. XXll.Q.10A)
Personal inscription CWGC headstone: 'Sadly missed' Soldiers Effects cites Alfred as middle name. Legatee grandfather, Matthew Haddon Nottingham Evening Post, 'Roll of Honour', 8th December 1917:- “BOOTH. – Died of dysentery on active service, Private William Booth, Sherwood Foresters, son of Emma and William Booth and beloved grandson of Matthew Haddon, aged 23 years. – Deeply mourned by all at home.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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