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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 24/11/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Summary      
Andrew Thomas Booth was the eldest son of Thomas and Maggie Booth. Andrew was born in County Londonderry about 1897. His father was a farmer. The family were living in Ballyriff, Loop, Londonderry. Andrew Booth was a member of Ballyronan Company, Ulster Volunteers and was an active member of Woods Church, Magherafelt. Andrew Booth joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in August 1915. While serving at the front he was trained as a Lewis gunner. Private Andrew Thomas Booth was killed in action on 24th November 1916, aged 20.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pond Farm Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Grave F-11
CWGC Casualty 454010
Summary      
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 189
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1 1901 Census lists Booth family 1901 census lists Andrew Tom as age 4 at house 35 in Ballyriff, Loop
2 1911 Census lists Booth family 1911 census lists Andrew T as age 14 at house 16 in Ballyriff, Loop
3 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Andrew Thomas Booth