How Robert Boothby Major 85304
Name How Robert Boothby
Army number 85304
Date of birth Registered Q3 1918, Wellingborough, mother's maiden name Sawbridge.
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