BOOTH, William Martel

Known as: 
Bill
Rank: 
Lance Corporal (later Captain)
Unit/Base: 
1 Commando
5 Commando
Police Service: 
South Street Police Station Romford
Regiment/Corps: 
Essex Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241729
321576
Born: 
Tuesday, April 9, 1918
Died: 
1990
Place died: 
Norfolk

William Booth volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable at South Street Police Station in Romford.  He served in both Nos.1 and 5 Commandos leaving on being posted to O.C.T.U. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Essex Regiment, on 10 June 1944. Post war member of the Commando Association who record his rank as L/Cpl (later Capt).

Sources
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 92 (1991).
The 1939 Register covering Romford.
London Gazette 36659, page 3816.
 

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