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  • A portrait of William Booth. 
Courtesy of Worksop College
Person Details
13 Aug 1896
Royton,Lancashire
William was the son of William Henry a borough accountant and Martha Lois Booth of 81 Dartmouth Park Road Kentish Town London. He was the brother of Albert, Mary Hilda, Lois and Constance Booth. In 1901 the family was living at 91 William Street, Heywood Lancashire. By the 1911 census William had and was boarding at St Cuthbert's College Sparken Hill Worksop.
He attended St Cuthberts College, Worksop between 1909 and 1912. He was employed by the London and South Western Bank in 1913
28 Dec 1917
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Lieutenant
1st Bn Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
William enlisted into the Queen's Westminster's in May 1915 and received a commission in the Rifle Brigade in June 1916. He served in France and took part in operations in the Arras sector. He was attached to the Royal Flying Corps in August 1917 as an observer and joined the 7th Sqaudron in France in September of the same year. He died as a result of wounds received during air fighting on 28th December 1917. He is buried in Mendinghem Cemetery, Belgium grave reference VI BB 50
This is an extract from 'The Cuthbertian ' college magazine dated March 1918 issue no 1 Lieut. William Booth, Rifle Brigade attached R.F.C., who died on December 28th , from wounds received in air fighting, was the younger son of Mr. W. H. Booth (borough treasurer of St. Pancras) and Mrs. Booth, of 81, Dartmouth Park Road, Highgate, formerly of Heywood, Lanes. He was educated at Owen's School, Islington, and Worksop College, and joined the staff of the London and South Western Bank in 1913. He enlisted in the Queen's Westminsters in May, 1915,received a commission in the Rifle Brigade in June, 1916, proceeded to France six months later, and took part in active operations in the Arras sector. In August, 1917 he became attached to the R.F.C., as an observer, joining a squadron in France in September last.
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  • A portrait of William Booth. 
Courtesy of Worksop College
    William Booth - A portrait of William Booth. Courtesy of Worksop College