|Durham Light Infantry
||101058||5th Reserve Battalion
|Dorsetshire Regiment||4th Reserve Battalion|
Photo courtesy Eric Hartshorne
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.
In the 1940s when he was landlord of the Bulls Head, Crich, he was treasurer to Crich Rangers Football Club.
Photo courtesyPeter Wooley
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
|M. E.||Booth||daughter||20||Housekeeper domestic||Belper|
|Charles E||Booth||son||15||Railway tools carrier||Heage|
RG13 piece 3230 folio 112 page 11
1911: Mount Pleasant, Wingfield Park
|Frederick William||Booth||son||14||Grocers assistant||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