Booth Henry


Booth Henry

Near this place is interred the body of Lieut Colonel Henry BOOTH K.H of the 43rd Regiment of Light Infantry, fifth son of the late Wm Booth Esqr, of Brush House in the parish of Ecclesfield in the County of York. He died at Northallerton May 6th 1841 aged 51. His military life was passed in the 43rd Regiment. He entered it as Ensigh, March 6th 1806, was promoted to be Lieut Colonel June 29th 1830 and retained the Command of it until the day of his death. He served with the armies in Spain and Portugal under Sir John MOORE and the Duke of WELLINGTON and was present at Vimiero, Corunna, The passage of the Coa, Busaco, Salamanca, Vittoria, and the attack on the Heights of Vera.
This tablet was erected by the Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of the regiment wh had served under his command, to record their respect for his character and their esteem, and affection for his gallant, generous, and amiable qualities, by which he won the hearts of all who served under him, and infused through every rank a high and honourable feeling
This memorial is situated in All Saints, the parish church of Northallerton, Yorkshire

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