Cyril Edward Booth


Durham Light Infantry
101058 5th Reserve Battalion
Dorsetshire Regiment   4th Reserve Battalion

Cyril Edward Booth

Cyril was born at Ambergate in about 1899, the son of Lawrence and Clara Booth.

Army Service Record
He enlisted at Derby on 24 May 1918, aged eighteen years and four months, a miner living at Fritchley. His height was 5ft 5¾in, he had brown hair, grey eyes and a fair complexion, with a mole on his calf and right knee. The next-of-kin recorded was Lawrence Booth (father) and Clara (mother). He was working at Hartshay Colliery and was C of E.
He served in Ireland and whilst there, on 14 August 1918, he was attached to the 4th Dorset Regiment. On 5 September 1918, whilst in Londonderry with the Dorsets, he was made up to unpaid acting lance corporal. Some six days later on the 11 Sept 1918 he returned to private at his own request.
His record shows he was of good character. He was finally discharged 26 March 1919 under para 392 (xxva) of the King's Regulations.

In the early 1920s he played football for Crich Town.

Crich Tpwn Football Team 1921

Back Row: J. Bowmer; H. Cauldwell; J.H. Dawes; R.S. Merriman; H. Blount; A. Coleman (Trainer
Middle Row: R.C. Newman; J. Riley; W. Smith; H. Barber; H. Cooper; A. Brown; E. Bowmer (Captain); G.E. Whittaker (President)
Front Row: D.P. Hawkes (Secretary); C.E. Booth; M. Coleman; A. Bowmer; R.E.Haslam; A.I, Shaw; P.P. Taylor (Chairman)

He was landlord of the Bulls Head, Crich, in the 1940s and was treasurer to Crich Rangers Football Club.

Photo Peter Wooley

Crich Rangers football Club 1947



1901: Matlock Road, Heage

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Lawrence Booth Head 40 Wire drawer N.K
Clara Booth wife 40   Heage
M. E. Booth daughter 20 Housekeeper domestic Belper
Charles E Booth son 15 Railway tools carrier Heage
Harold W Booth son 6   Ambergate
James F Booth son 5   Ambergate
Margaret E Booth daughter 3   Ambergate
Cyril Booth son 1   Ambergate

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1911: Mount Pleasant, Wingfield Park

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Lawrence Booth Head 50 Wire drawer Belper
Clara Emma Booth wife 50   Heage
Mary Elizabeth Booth daughter 18 Nurse Heage
Harold Booth son 16 Coal miner Ambergate
Frederick William Booth son 14 Grocers assistant Ambergate
Margaret Alice Booth daughter 13   Ambergate
Cyril Edward Booth son 11   Ambergate
Doris Booth daughter 10   Ambergate
Charles William Booth son 25 Coal miner hewer Heage

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