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Ernest BOOTH

Private 19298 Ernest BOOTH of South Wales Borderers

Died at Home Sunday 21st March 1920, Home, Invalided out of service, age 26

Of:40 Read Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1894, Denton, Lancashire
Parents:Mary Ellen Booth and Thomas Booth of 40 Read Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to of 0
Occupation:Assistant (Fruiterers & Florists)
He enlisted in:
Remembered on:Grave/Panel 109/4 of the memorial in Gee Cross (Hyde Chapel) Chapelyard, Cheshire
Link with Hyde:Lived in Hyde


Sent to Gallipoli in 1915 as a machine gunner, and became ill during one of the worst winters there. Ernest was admitted to hospital on 31st December 1915. On 7th January he is sent home on Hospital Ship Gloucester Castle. He was pensioned off October 1918, and died at home in 1920.