George Rushton Booth

Service Number: 24444
Date of Birth: 1882
Date of Death: 1916

George Rushton Booth was born in 1882 in Edgworth. He was the son of George and Betty Booth (nee Rushton).(1) He married Annie Mellray at St Anne’s Church, Turton in 1908 and they lived at 77 High Street, Chapeltown. He enlisted in the North Lancashire Regiment in May 1916 and was drafted to France on 1st October, attached to the Machine Gun Corps. Sadly, he died of wounds on the 27th November, 1916 aged 34.  He is commemorated on the War Memorials in both St. Anne’s Church, Turton, and Edgworth Methodist Church.

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