Biography of Private John James Booth, (241635)
1st/5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly 4939 1st/5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 19th June 1917


  • Name: John James Booth
  • Date of birth: 1896
  • Place of Birth: Morton, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1896
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Thomas Booth
  • DOB: 1868
  • Place of Birth: Haconby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Portable engine driver


  • Name: Martha Jane Taylor
  • DOB: 1867
  • Place Of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1895 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • John James Booth, 1896, Morton
  • Thomas Booth, 1898, Morton
  • Marjorie Booth, 1899, Morton
  • Bertie Booth, 1901, Morton
  • George Booth, 1903, Morton
  • Winifred Booth, 1906, Morton
  • Eliza Jane Booth, 1908, Morton


  • 1901: John is living with his parents in Morton, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: John is living with his mother in Morton, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 16 and he is listed as a labourer on farm.
Relatives in services

  • None found



  • No marriage for John has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 14th July 1917
    SAD NEWS – On Friday week, Mrs. Jane Booth was the recipient of the sad official news that he eldest son, Pte. John Jame Booth, had been killed in action.  It is just a year since Pte. Booth arrived on French soil, and he has never failed during this time to write to his mother every week.  Everyone is deeply sorry for Mrs. Booth, for Jack was a real good boy to his mother, whose husband died suddenly nine years ago, when Jack was a boy of 12, and Mrs. Booth was left with a young family of seven.  His mother and little ones are heartbroken at the sad news.  A memorial service will be held in Morton Church tomorrow (Sunday).  The sympathy of the whole village goes to Mrs. Booth in her great loss.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private John James Booth, 241635, 5th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 19th June 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Martha J


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Morton, Roll of Honour in St John the Baptist Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private J J Booth, 241635, 1st/5th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 19 June 1917
  • Remembered with honour, Loos British Cemetery

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bourne


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.