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Gunner Henry Booth, who was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, was one of three brothers who died in the First World War. The son of Albert Booth and his wife of Grange Cottage, Oakham, Henry was a career soldier having joined the Royal Field Artillery in November 1906. He was serving in India before being sent to France with the 70th Battery and took part in the Retreat from Mons. He was awarded the DCM for "it was chiefly by his efforts that a German attack was repulsed by a single gun." His brothers who died were Nathanael and John. Henry has no known grave and is remembered on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial and on Oakham's war memorial.

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  • Oakham Cemetery
  • Oakham Memorial BE-BO
  • La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial 1
  • H Booth 1

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A pictures of his name on the memorial
By John Stokes on Sunday 30th November '14 at 6:43pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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