How Robert Boothby Major 85304

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Name How Robert Boothby
Army number 85304
Rank Major
Date of birth Registered Q3 1918, Wellingborough, mother's maiden name Sawbridge.
Age 0
Unit Cadet Corporal, Eton College Contingent, OTC. Commissioned in the Regular Army as 2/Lt in the Black Watch 8/2/1939. Posted 1 TS 26/11/1943. Left Battalion by January 1944. Posted Intelligence School, Karachi. HQ SEAC. Supplementary Reserve. Posted Captain from Supplementary Reserve 8/2/1949. Granted Honorary rank of Major. Relinquished Commission 1968.
Company/Battery A Coy
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Duty Officer. Pupil Instructor. Planning Officer
Joined Brigade 26/11/1943
Promotions W/S Lt 1/1/41, W/S Captain 2/10/41, Captain 17/4/45, Captain 8/2/1949. Honorary Major.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known - possibly in Scotland in 1990.
Home address Burnfoot, Creetown, Kirkudbrightshire, Craig, Turnberry, Ayrshire. Research indicates Major How married at Westminster, London, in Q2 1953, Miss Anne D Callander. This needs to be verified as there are alternative marriages mentioned in the research.
Source table 1TS