Thomas Booth was born circa 1894 in Nowgong, East India, a son of Thomas and Agnes Elizabeth Booth.
On 31 March 1901 when the 1901 census was undertaken, he is shown as a 6-year-old boy living at Crown Hill Barracks (Married Quarters), Crown Hill, St Budeaux, Plymouth, Devon, with his parents and two brothers: Robert Alfred Booth, aged 9 years and Albert George Booth, aged 2 years. His father was shown as aged 40 years and as a sergeant - infantry, whilst his mother's age was recorded as aged 29 years. His father was serving in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
A former pupil of the Royal Hibernian Military School, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland, on 25 August 1909 he enlisted in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, service number 10255.
He was serving as a Drummer in the regiment's 2nd Battalion when he was killed in action, 20 years, on 5 June 1915. His body was buried in Row C, Grave 9, in the Bois-Grenier Communal Cemetery, 248 Rue du Sous-Lieutenant de Pourtalès, 59280 Bois-Grenier, France.
His £15-16s-2d army effects were divided between his mother and both brothers and on 18 August 1919 his mother was sent his £5-0s-0d war gratuity.
His medal card shows that he was posthumously awarded the British War Medal 1914-1918 and the Victory Medal, but makes no mention of either the 1914 Star or 1914-1915 Star.
He is shown as Booth.T. Drummer. Royal Welsh Fus. on the Quebec Chapel War memorial, just below that of his brother, Albert George Booth, who was killed in action 26 August 1918, and he is also commemorated on the war memorial in front of the former Royal Hibernian Military School, Phoenix Park, Dublin, on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website and the Imperial War Museum's Lives of the First World War website.
Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.