Private Walter Montgomery Booth

Army Number: 265262 (formerly 1964)

Battalion: 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British 15 Star, British War and Victory Medal

Born and lived in Nottingham. Son of James and Elizabeth Booth, of 28 Lambert Street, Basford, Nottingham. He was an errand boy prior to enlisting at Nottingham. He went to France on 26th February 1915 and was killed in action, on 1st July 1916, during the attack on the German positions at Gommecourt, France, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

Thiepval Memorial, France.

Private Walter Montgomery Booth is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
St. Augustine’s Church War Memorial, (St. Leodegarius Church), Nottingham. 
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.