Private James Booth

Private James Booth, 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died of wounds in France on 26th April 1916, aged 22. He was the son of George and Isabella Booth of Berwick and is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Around this time the Battalion held trenches in the Kemmel sector and suffered intermittent casualties from shelling. Prior to the War he was a grocer with Messrs Renton and Co. He had taken part in the action at St. Julien in April 1915 where he was wounded by a bursting shell He brother George also fell ( see above ).

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