We remember Major William Booth

We remember Major William Booth

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Timeline

Timeline

1874
sibling Annie L Booth Source:6181558 1874
1878
sibling Sarah E Booth Source:6181556 1878
1880
sibling James Cecil Booth Source:6181558 1880
1886
birth Pudsey, Yorkshire United Kingdom Source:416205 Source:6181480 10th December 1886
1891
location Low Town, Pudsey, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address Source:6181558 1891
1891
dates Age 4 Source:6181558 1891
1901
dates Age 14 Source:6181556 1901
1901
location South Parade, Pudsey, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address Source:6181556 1901
1911
location 32 Chapel St, Wath-On-Dearne, Near Rotherham, Yorkshire United Kingdom away from home address Source:6181559 1911
1911
employment Electrical Engineer at Colliery Source:6181559 1911
1911
dates Age 24 Source:6181559 1911
1914
service British Army Private West Yorkshire Regiment 15th Battalion (Leeds Pals) Source:8826768 1914
1915
service British Army Second Lieutenant Yorkshire Regiment 15th west Battalion Source:9151910 1915 - 1st July 1916
1915
theatres Egypt :4 Source:416205 22nd December 1915
1916
service British Army Temporary Second Lieutenant Prince of Wales' Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 15th Battalion Source:6181489 1st July 1916
service British Army Sergeant 136 West Yorkshire Regiment Source:8826768
education Fulneck School, Pudsey Source:6181480
1916
death Killed in Action Wounded by shrapnel near the ruined farm of La Signey. A fellow Yorkshire cricketer, Abe Waddington comforted him. Serre France Source:7307440 Source:8826768 1st July 1916
burial Serre Road Cemetery No.1 CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Pas de Calais France Source:7307440

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Major William
Initials MW
Last Name Booth
Source 416205
First Names Major William
Initials MW
Last Name Booth
Source 416205
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
32 Chapel St, Wath-On-Dearne, Near Rotherham, Yorkshire United Kingdom away from home address known 1911
Low Town, Pudsey, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address known 1891
South Parade, Pudsey, Yorkshire United Kingdom parents address known 1901
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army Prince of Wales' Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 15th Battalion Temporary Second Lieutenant
British Army West Yorkshire Regiment 15th Battalion (Leeds Pals) Private
British Army 136 West Yorkshire Regiment Sergeant
British Army Yorkshire Regiment 15th west Battalion Second Lieutenant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
James Booth father
Louisa Booth mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Sarah E Booth sister 1878
Annie L Booth sister 1874
James Cecil Booth brother 1880

Media

Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Imperial1
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Imperial1
GRO War Death Army Officers Indices (1914 to 1921) Transcription Imperial1
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Charlotte33
1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Charlotte33
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Charlotte33
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1

External Evidence

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BBC feature on William Booth Imperial1
PSL REMEMBERS CRICKETER SOLDIER MAJOR WILLIAM BOOTH Dave1371
The Daily Telegraph Katherine27600
History of WarMajor William Booth: How a Yorkshire cricket champion lost his life at the Somme Katherine27600
Battlefields:Serre Katherine27600
Leeds Pals: Major Booth Katherine27600

Multimedia

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Major William Booth Dave1371
Last England side before the war Peter5151
War diary entry about his death Edwin110085
Cricketer Ian3310
Non MCC Members Roll of Honour at Lord's Yvonne27542

Stories

We remember Major William Booth