Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Booth, William John

Rank: Private

Regiment: 66th Field Ambulance, Salonika Forces, Royal Army Medical Corps

Biography: Son of Thomas Tait Booth, manager of the Port Elphinstone paper-works, Inverurie ; born Kintore, 25 February 1890 ; educated Inverurie Public School and Gordon's College, Aberdeen; graduated M.A. (III Eng.), 1914 ; studied at Aberdeen U.F. College 1914-16, where he had a distinguished career, gaining the Foote Scholarship in Hebrew and the Eadie Prize in New Testament Greek. He enlisted in April 1916, and after training at Aldershot went out in August with his unit to form the 42nd General Hospital at Salonika, being afterwards transferred to the 66th Field Ambulance, Salonika forces. He saw a good deal of service during the two years he spent on the Balkan front, and died of malaria 28 September 1918. Booth had a singularly amiable and attractive disposition, and showed exceptional ability as a student. He was well versed in English literature, and had rare gifts of style and expression, combined with a generosity and bigness of nature which made him wish to share with others the richness of his own wide reading.

Date of Death: 29 September 1918

Burial Details: Buried at Sarigol Military Cemetery, Greece, Plot D, Grave 693

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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