Frederick James Booth (1896–1951)


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

Photo courtesy Roy Booth

Frederick Booth in WW1

Frederick was born at Ambergate in 1896, the son of Lawrence and Clara Booth.

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.

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

Photo courtesy Roy Booth

Frederick Booth in WW1

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
one closed record

Frederick J Booth married Edith Green in 1924 December qtr (Chapel-le-Frith reg district).


1901: Matlock Road, Heage

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Lawrence Booth Head 40 Wire drawer N.K
Clara   wife 40   Heage
M. E.   daughter 20 Housekeeper domestic Belper
Charles E   son 15 Railway tools carrier Heage
Harold W   son 6   Ambergate
James F   son 5   Ambergate
Margaret E   daughter 3   Ambergate
Cyril   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   wife 50   Heage
Mary Elizabeth   daughter 18 Nurse Heage
Harold   son 16 Coal miner Ambergate
Frederick William   son 14 Grocers assistant Ambergate
Margaret Alice   daughter 13   Ambergate
Cyril Edward   son 11   Ambergate
Doris   daughter 10   Ambergate
Charles William   son 25 Coal miner hewer Heage

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