Henry Booy

Memorial: Filton - Community Centre

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 203545

Parents: William Joseph and Alice Booy

Marital status: Single

Home address: 57 Gayner Road, Filton, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Farm Labourer

Date of birth: c. 1894

Place of birth: Filton, Bristol

Date of death: 06/04/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, Aisne, France and commemorated at St Peter’s Church Memorial, Filton

Age: 22

Further information:

Henry was born in Filton the son of a farm labourer and a middle child of ten children with seven sisters and two brothers.

Henry served with the 2nd/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, his battalion mobilised for war and landed in France in May 1916 where it engaged in various actions on the Western Front including the Attack at Fromelles in 1916 and Operations on the Ancre and the pursuit of the German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line at the beginning of 1917. Henry was killed at a time when his battalion were not fighting in any specific engagement, he may therefore been a victim of day to day trench warfare that accounted for around 300 lives per day throughout the war. The cemetery where William is buried was made after the Armistice, by the concentration of graves of 1917-18 from the battlefields West of St. Quentin.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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