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Anthony Clarke Booth
Birth: Apr. 21, 1846
Carrington
Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Dec. 8, 1899

British Zulu Wars Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Carrington, in Nottinghamshire, he joined the 80th Regiment (the South Staffordshire Regiment) and served as a Sergeant during the Zulu War. On March 12, 1879 on the Intombi River, during an attack by the Zulus, he ralied a few men on the South Bank of the river and covered fifty soldiers, enabling them to retreat for three miles. His citation finished with the words, "Had it not been for the coolness displayed by this N.C.O., not one man would have escaped." The following day, he was promoted to the rank of Colour-Sergeant, toi replace a soldier of that rank who had been killed in the action. His funeral was held in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Brierley Hill; but, as that church has no graveyard, he is buried just across the road in the Church of England's grounds. His Victoria Cross is on display at the regimental museum in Lichfield. (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lucy O'Brien Booth (1848 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Herbert Booth (1867 - 1905)*
  William Booth (1870 - 1946)*
  Florence Booth Pearson (1873 - 1952)*
  Harry Charles Booth (1875 - 1911)*
  Albert Edward Booth (1883 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
St Michael Churchyard
Brierley Hill
Metropolitan Borough of Dudley
West Midlands, England
Plot: On the South side of the extension to the West of the church
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Jun 16, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11185121
Anthony Clarke Booth
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Anthony Clarke Booth
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Anthony Clarke Booth
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