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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