Etc. -- Harry Booth Killed in Action, 1917
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The following is from a page 1 article in the 29 Apr 1917 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

PRIVATE HARRY BOOTH

No. 796174 -- A member of the 133rd, reported yesterday as killed in action. 

Private Booth is a son of James Booth of Middleton Township. He was unmarried. 

A brother, Mr. Amos Booth, is employed at 
W. C. Britton's, 26 Robinson Street, Simcoe. 
 
 

The following is from page 5 of the 10 May 1917 Simcoe Reformer.

WYECOMBE

The memorial service for the late Private Harry Booth held Sunday afternoon was very largely attended.

Rev. Mr. Meek gave an impressive sermon and the choir from Lynedoch very kindly took charge of the music.

Harry was a member of the choir, a young man of exemplary habits and a general favorite. The church was appropriately draped and the floral offerings were beautiful. 
 

 

The following is from page 5 of the 10 May 1917 Simcoe Reformer.

SILVER HILL

A number from here attended the memorial service held at Wyecombe last Sunday for Pte. Harry Booth. 

 

The following is from page 10 of the 10 May 1917 Simcoe Reformer.

CARHOLME

A number from here attended the memorial service held in honor of Pte. Harry Booth at Wyecombe on Sunday.
 
 

The following (telling the fate of a fellow soldier and mentions Harry in passing) is from page 5 in the 25 Oct 1917 issue of the 
Simcoe Reformer
newspaper.
 

col. pratt writes to 
mrs. Lorne Morrow
 

H.Q. No. 1 Labour Group,
S-10, France, 30 Sep 1917 

Dear Mrs. Morrow, -- I have just received particulars of Lorne's death. He was instantly killed by German machine gun fire on 9 Apr 1917. He was buried in the 14th Canadian Battalion's cemetery at Ni Ne Elms, France, near Vimy Ridge, and his name is engraved on the brass plate on the large regimental cross over the grave. If you drop a line to the Graves Registration Committee, Canadian Forces, Winchester House, London, England giving these particulars, they will supply you with a photo without charge.

Harry Masecar of Simcoe was near Lorne when he fell, picked him up and helped bury him. Harry Booth was killed at the same time by a German machine gun.

With kindest regards, I am,

Yours very truly,
ARTHUR C. PRATT.
 
 

Also see Harry's Attestation paper: side 1 | side 2


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