Booth, Ernest

Dates: c1893 - 1915

War Service: Ernest Booth served as a Lance Corporal in the 2nd Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) and his service number was 9568. He died on 24th July 1915 and is buried at Basra War Cemetery.

Location of Memorial: He is remembered on the St Pauls, Deptford WW1 War Memorial.

Details: Ernest Booth was born c1893 in Greenwich, to Walter and Elizabeth Booth of 18 Albury Street, Deptford. He also had a sister called Florence.

He enlisted in the army on 25th March 1910. According to his military records, Ernest was 5ft 6 ½ inches tall and weighed 125lbs. He had brown eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion. He had a scar on his left hand and right cheek. His character was said to be sober and trustworthy. Before joining the army he was employed as a green grocer.


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