Frederick James Booth (1896–1951)


Derbyshire Yeomanry 1925; 75296 Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line

Photo courtesy Roy Booth

Frederick Booth in WW1

An older brother of Cyril E. Booth Frederick was born at Ambergate, later moving to Fritchley. Enlisting in Oct 1914, he entered Egypt in Aug 1915, serving with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force until Feb 1916. In Nov 1917 he was discharged as no longer medically fit for service. Relocating to Buxton, he married Edith Green in 1924 December qtr (Chapel-le-Frith reg district)and had three sons and a daughter. For years he had a small electrical engineering business on West Road, Buxton.

In the 1901 census his name appears to be James Frederick Booth, in the 1911 census it is Frederick William Booth, his army record shows him as Frederick James Booth.

Photo courtesy Roy Booth

Frederick Booth in WW1

Army Records
He enlisted 5th October 1914 and was discharged under Para 392 with the Silver War Badge 21st November 1917. Born 1896 at Heage, Nr Ambergate. Height 5ft 8½, brown eyes and dark brown hair.
05/10/14 – 28/08/15 Home
29/08/15 – 25/02/16 Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
22/06/16 – 07/09/16 Home
His character was very good.

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15-Star medals; also the Silver War Badge.
Regt: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line; Dragoons 1925
Entered Egypt 12/09/15

Silver War Badge
75296 Pte Booth Frederick J; Derby Yeo; Badge 328235; enlisted 5/10/14 discharged 21/11/17; aged 22; served overseas

Frederick's brother Cyril Booth is also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Matlock Road, Heage

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Lawrence Booth Head 40 Wire drawer N.K
Clara Booth wife 40   Heage
M. E. Booth daughter 20 Housekeeper domestic Belper
Charles E Booth son 15 Railway tools carrier Heage
Harold W Booth son 6   Ambergate
James F Booth son 5   Ambergate
Margaret E Booth daughter 3   Ambergate
Cyril Booth son 1   Ambergate

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1911: Mount Pleasant, Wingfield Park

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Lawrence Booth Head 50 Wire drawer Belper
Clara Emma Booth wife 50   Heage
Mary Elizabeth Booth daughter 18 Nurse Heage
Harold Booth son 16 Coal miner Ambergate
Frederick William Booth son 14 Grocers assistant Ambergate
Margaret Alice Booth daughter 13   Ambergate
Cyril Edward Booth son 11   Ambergate
Doris Booth daughter 10   Ambergate
Charles William Booth son 25 Coal miner hewer Heage

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1939 Register: Newstead Terrace, Buxton
Frederick J Booth b.16 June 1897; Electrician
Edith Booth b.25 October 1899
Charles L Booth b. 7 February 1925; apprentice electrician
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