Wilfrid Booth

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Wilfrid Booth

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Wisbech branch

Died: 11 August 1916

 

Wilfrid Eric Booth was born in Nottingham on 27 July 1893, the son of John Frederick Booth, an accountant, and his wife Edith. John died when Booth was a young boy, and after Edith also died, Booth became the ward of his aunt, Fanny Guyatt Cooper, who lived in Yorkshire.

In April 1910, when Booth was 16, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as apprentice at its Whitby branch. He completed his apprenticeship in April 1913, and was promoted to a clerkship. Two months later, he moved to Wisbech branch.

During the First World War Booth joined the army, serving as a Lance Corporal in the Royal Fusiliers. He was killed in France on 11 August 1916. He was 23 years old.

 

 

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