Booth, Harry

Harry Booth, Private 291000, 1st/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action 10th March 1918 in Palestine, aged 30





Harry’s death was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 5 April 1918:

Mrs Booth, 82 Vincent St, Macclesfield, has had official news that her husband, Pte Harry Booth, Ches Regt, was killed on March 12th. He was 30 years of age and in civil life was employed as a decorator. Pte Booth was formerly associated with St John’s Church and enlisted in the local Territorials in January, 1915. Two brothers are in the Army, one of whom is a Quartermaster-Sergeant in the Cameron Highlanders.



Private Harry Booth is buried in Grave Ref. M. 98. in Jerusalem War Cemetery. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Harry Booth, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

In Macclesfield, Private Harry Booth is commemorated on the Park Green, Town Hall and St Michael’s Church war memorials, and on the St John’s Church roll of honour.



Brother of William Booth, who served as Private 40432 with the RAMC, and Thomas Booth, who also served.



Lives of the First World War website
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Macclesfield Times: 
5 April 1918

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