CEF Soldier Detail

Trooper Arthur Booth
Died: January 25, 1941

Regimental Number:
115015
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
10th Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles
Company:
Place of Birth:
Crewe
Country:
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Florence Booth, Mother.# 5 Chester Bridge, Crewe, UK
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
April 9, 1889
Trade or Calling:
Machinist
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Moosomin, Saskatchewan
Date of Enlistment:
December 22, 1914
Age at enlistment:
25
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Unknown    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
January 25, 1941
Age at Death:
51
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
Ellesmere College Roll of Honour,p.8
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 883-50
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Trooper Canadian Infantry 10th Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles

Educated at Ellesmere College, Shropshire, UK from September 1899 through to July 1903. Previous school was the Crewe Academy, Crewe, Cheshire.  Allocated to 'Gordon' dormitory. Took part in most sports whilst at the College. Gained his 'cap' in Water Polo in 1901, Shooting ability rated 'very good' in 1902,Cricket - rated as 'top scorer' in July 1902 and recorded 'highest score of the season' in 1903. Emigrated to Canada, arriving on 18th March 1914. Service throughout the war - see service records for full details. Suffered leg wound (ulcer that would not heal)  following motor accident in April 1917. Discharged from the Army on 5th June 1919 and returned home to Congleton, Cheshire before returning to Canada in 1929.

 

His service in the War remembered in the Ellesmere College Roll of Honour,p.8. Entry simply reads "Private. Motor Transport. CEF"