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James Percy Booth (1895 - 1918)

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James Percy Booth
1895 - 1918
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c. 1895
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May 27, 1918
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James Percy Booth was born c. 1895. He died on May 27, 1918 at 23 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: r/6288 Rank: Able Seaman Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Unit/ship/squadron: Howe Bn. R.n. Div.
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James Percy Booth died on May 27, 1918 at age 23. he was buried in Halle Communal Cemetery B. 10., Belgium. He was born c. 1895. We have no information about James' family or relationships.
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In 1895, in the year that James Percy Booth was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1900, James was only 5 years old when Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1906, James was just 11 years old when President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1918, in the year of James Percy Booth's passing, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

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