Robert Boott  

Servicenumber : 4919716
Rank : Private
Regiment : South Staffordshire Regiment
Unit : 2nd (Airborne) Battalion
Date of Death : 18-09-1944
Age : 28
Grave : Plot 27. Row C. Grave 1. 
Robert Boott was a son of Percy and Hannah Boott of Manchester. He was married to Dorothy Boott of Moston, Manchester.
Boott served with Support Company. 
According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) the body of Robert Boott was found near the northern bank of the river Rhine, close to the village of Renkum, on 4 july 1945. He was buried at the spot, together with Driver Richard Walker. The place of recovery points to a different Date of Death: 25/26 september 1944, for Boott was probably killed or drowned on the night of the withdrawal.
Picture: 23-09-2012

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