BOOTH Albert

Albert BOOTH

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COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY
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COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY

Albert served in the 1st/5thBattalion. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own).  He was aged 24 when he died of wounds on 24th July 1917.

His regimental number was 18/1050 and he originally served in the 18thBattalion who were the 2ndBradford Pals.  He then served in the 21stBattalion, who were a pioneer unit, before joining the 1st/5thbattalion.

Albert was the son of Alfred and Ellen Booth, of 16, Clive Place, Great Horton.  On the 1901 census Albert was living with his parents and older brother Herman in Pendlebury but all are listed as born in Queensbury.  In 1911 the family were living at 198 High Street, Great Horton.  Albert, then aged 18, was a spinning overlooker.

He is buried at COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY (I. K. 28).  The battalion were holding the trenches close to Nieuport on the Belgium coast throughout late July 1917.