Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Booth
Initials:   E.H.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/2828
Notes:   MFP. Awarded the Victory and War Medal. 10/9/1916 Died. First served abroad (2a) Balkans, 21/6/1916 10/9/1916. Served and Died in Egypt. He was born and resided in Halifax and enlisted in Wakefield. No inscription on gravestone. Information from Army Record: Enlisted age 22, resided at 7 Japan Street, Halifax. Formerly Police Constable No. 1366, West Riding Constabulary, enlisted at Wakefield 23/11/1915. 10/9/1916 Died, at Alexandria from dysentery. The following effects were returned to his widow.: 1 set of false teeth, upper and lower, 1 ID Disc, 1 Cap Badge, 2 Keys, 1 Metal Cigarette Case, 1 Pipe, 1 tobacco pouch, 1 safety razor in case, 1 waist belt, 1 gift box containing 1 gold ring, 1 metal ring, 1 wrist watch with strap, 1 watch metal, 1 coins, 1 leather pocket wallet containing sundry correspondence, press cuttings etc. 1 pocket diary, 5 note books, 1 gospel of St John, 1 National Registration Card, sundry correspondence etc. Edgar Hartley Booth. Info from Army Register of Soldiers' Effects 1901-1929. 10/0/1916 died 15 General Hospital, Morram Begh, Egypt. Info from pension index card: Edgar Hartley Booth, No. P/2828, L/Cpl, MFP. 10/9/1916 Died from dysentery contracted on active service. Widow Mrs Eva May Booth, born 7/9/1894, 7 Japan Street, Lee Mount, Halifax, 29/7/1917 grant paid, 19/3/1917 received a pension of 10/- per week. Edgar Hartley Booth. Extract from the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Tuesday 19th September 1916. Fate of some North Country Soldiers. L/Cpl E H Booth (23) Military Foot Police youngest son of Mr H Booth, 7 Japan Street, Lee Mount, Halifax, Yorkshire died in Egypt from dysentery on September 10th. His three brothers are serving in the Army and all four were members of different Police Forces before joining the Army

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 10th September 1916
Company: MFP EEF
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