Private Matthew Booth

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Army Number: 1964

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at Wessington, Derbyshire. Son of Henry and Emily Elizabeth Booth, of 6, Torrs Yard, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. He was a quarryman for William Shaw at Wirksworth, prior to enlisting on 3rd June 1913 at Wirksworth. He went to France on 28th February 1915 and suffered shrapnel wounds to his head, 25th August 1915. He died of these wounds, 26th August 1915, aged 27, at No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station, (Remy Siding), Belgium.

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Derbyshire Courier 4th September 1915

Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Plot 3. Row C. Grave 30A.

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Private Matthew Booth grave

Private Matthew Booth is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
St. Mary’s Church War Memorial, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
Wirksworth War Memorial Gardens, War Memorial, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.