Orders, Decorations and Medals (25 September 2008)

Date of Auction: 25th September 2008

Sold for £190

Estimate: £120 - £150

Three: Private W. Booth, Cheshire Regiment, who was killed in action with the 6th Battalion on the Somme in November 1916

1914-15 Star (2916 Pte., Ches. R.); British War and Victory Medals (2916 Pte., Ches. R.), good very fine (3) £120-150


William Booth, who was born in Hyde, Cheshire, was killed in action on the Somme on 13 November 1916, while serving in the 1/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment - his unit sustained 275 casualties in a dawn attack on St. Pierre Divion. Booth was 20 years of age, has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.