Cyril Edward Booth (1900–1966)


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

Photo courtesy Eric Hartshorne

Cyril Booth 1922

Crich Town F.C. 1921–22

Cyril, brother of Frederick Booth, son of Lawrence and Clara Booth, was one of the youngest of the Crich Parish servicemen. Prior to enlistment, he lived at Fritchley and was a collier. Enlisting in May 1918, aged eighteen, he was posted to Ireland. After demob, he married Ann E Smith in 1922 June qtr (Belper reg district). A keen footballer in his youth, playing for Crich Town in the early 1920s, he became treasurer of Crich Rangers F.C. later in life.

Crich Town 1921–22.

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)


In the 1940s when he was landlord of the Bulls Head, Crich, he was treasurer to Crich Rangers Football Club.

Photo courtesyPeter Wooley

Crich Rangers football Club 1947

Outside the Bulls Head, Cromford Road, Crich

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.

Cyril's brother Frederick Booth is also on the Roll of Honour.


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

RG13 piece 3230 folio 112 page 11

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

RG14PN20981 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED10 SN85

1939 Register: Market Place Crich
Cyril E Booth b.25 January 1900; printing machine minder
Ann E Booth b.11 October 1899
two closed records