and Photos Courtesy
Alan & Beverly Leeson
28524 Private Donald Booth
28524 Private Donald Booth was born in 1881 in Alsager, he was one of five children to Samuel and Elizabeth Booth of Moss Lane, Church Lawton, his occupation was a Cooper in 1911 he was head of the house hold, living in Moss Lane, living with him was his sister Elizma Dean and her husband Thomas, his brother Alexander and sister Frances. Donald was unmarried.
There are no surviving service records for Donald; all we know
is that he enlisted in Congleton date unknown but from his medal index
card we know he was formerly attached to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Regimental
Service No: 41527, and then the Kings Liverpool Regiment Regimental Service
No: 43528 until finally serving with the 7th battalion, Border
Regiment. We know he must have signed up after 1915, as he was awarded
the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. Donald was killed on the
17th May 1917 age 36 he is buried in Faubourg
Donald’s younger brother Alexander also served in WW1, he survived the war; he was a Sergeant in the Royal Engineers, Royal Monmouthshire Regiment Service No 388251 he joined up in March 1916 and was discharged in Oct 1919.