This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2497
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 18
- Date of Death: 22.10.1914
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Clydebank
- Address: 79 Blackscroft, Dundee
- Occupation: Drilller, Panmure Shipyard, Dundee
George Booth, 160 Leclaire St, Maisonneuve, Quebec, Canada
Miss Jane Mitchell, 16b Crescent Lane, Dundee
More about George Booth
George has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. George also has an entry in both the original Dundee Roll of Honour and the Peoples Journal War Memorial Supplement issued May 16, 1925 under the name of George Boath.
George Booth 2497 1st Black Watch
YOUNG DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED.
Mr George Booth, 70 Blackscroft, Dundee, has received information from the War Office that his son, Pte. Geo. Booth, 1st Black Watch, was killed in action on 22d October last. Pte. Booth, who was only twenty years of age, had served fully two years with the 1st Battalion. He was very popular among the “black squad,” having been employed as a driller in Panmure Shipyard, belonging to the Dundee Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Mr Booth has also an elder son serving in the Royal Field Artillery at the front.
Dundee Courier 26th November 1914
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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