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Gunner William James Booth 6th depot RFA


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Any information please on Gunner 81956 William James Booth 6th Depot Royal Field Artillery who was killed on 19/02/1915 aged just 15

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As he is buried in Glasgow Wester Necropolis it looks like he could well have died of wounds (or an accident) rather than being killed. Lived with his mum and dad Cemetery Rd Belper in 1901. Ralph.

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Thanks Ralph I assume he must have lied about his age to be in the RFA.

Regards Richard

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Name: BOOTH, WILLIAM JAMES Initials: W J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Gunner

Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery

Unit Text: 6th Depot

Age: 15

Date of Death: 19/02/1915

Service No: 81956

Additional information: Son of William and Susanna Stuart Booth, of Cemetery Rd., Belper, Derbyshire.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 1444A.

Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

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ATNOMIS

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Name: BOOTH, WILLIAM JAMES Initials: W J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Gunner

Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery

Unit Text: 6th Depot

Age: 15

Date of Death: 19/02/1915

Service No: 81956

Additional information: Son of William and Susanna Stuart Booth, of Cemetery Rd., Belper, Derbyshire.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 1444A.

Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS

Thanks Atnomis

Was it unusual for three men to be buried in the same grave?

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ATNOMIS

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RFA Depot No.6 was actually located in Glasgow, Maryhill Barracks. He was probably buried there because he died there.

Andrew

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Thanks Andrew

Have you any dea why he was buried in the same grave as two other men?

Regards Richard

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