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