Last resting place of World War One hero is to be restored – 100 years on from conflict

Richard Bell from the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery with the grave of Corporal T. W. Booth at Hyde Park Cemetery in Doncaster.
Richard Bell from the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery with the grave of Corporal T. W. Booth at Hyde Park Cemetery in Doncaster.

The grave of a Doncaster war hero is to be restored – after his story of sacrifice was retold 100 years after the outbreak of World War One.

Corporal Tommy Booth was one of hundreds of Doncaster soldiers killed in battle and was buried in Hyde Park Cemetery.

During commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great war, it was discovered that his headstone had cracked in two and fallen to the ground.

But now the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery have moved to get Cpl Booth’s grave restored by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Spokesman Richard Bell said a new headstone was on the way, and the current one had been temporarily repaired.