William James Booth
6th Depot Royal Field Artillery
Died on Friday 19th February 1915 aged 15 from Meningitis.
The 6th Depot Royal Field Artillery was located in Maryhill Barracks Glasgow which is why he was buried in Glasgow, he is buried in the same grave as Driver Samuel Miles aged 37 from Birmingham who died on Thursday 18th February 1915 and Driver John Taylor aged 25 of Fladbury Worcester.
James was of 'big physique' and therefore although only being 15 years old he was able to pass himself off as an 18 year old.
He was buried with full military honours in the Glasgow Western Necropolis.
James was the son of William Booth a Joiner with the Midland Railway and Susanna Stuart Booth, of Cemetery Road, Belper.
William had an older sister Susanna Ruth who was 18 when he died. She was a Chevenning Machinist.
He also had an adopted brother William Pinfold who was 7 years old and had been born in Basford Nottingham.
Before enlisting James was an assistant in the Public Benefits Boot Shop.
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