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Booth, Marvin Lee

Rank Captain, Major (Dr.), Medical Officer (Kent Regt.)
Unit # RCAMC
Resident Wallaceburg

Born at Marine City Michigan 12/12/1905 the son of Bert and Jemima “Jane Ann” (nee Doan) Booth. Marvin was the oldest of seven children, his siblings were Margret, Ethel, Hazel, Mildred, Gertrude, Gordon and Bruce. During his childhood the family moved about from Eton Colorado, Morse and Cadillac Saskatchewan before settling in Wallaceburg, ON., in time for Marvin to attend Wallaceburg High school.

Marvin attended the University of Western Ontario where he graduated M. D. in 1932. He interned at hospitals in Michigan and at Hamilton General in Ontario; starting his own practice in Wallaceburg in 1934 (until 1940). He married Carmen L. (nee Borman) of Chatham, ON. 20/10/1937 and they would have three children, Sondra, Lee and Jane Anne.

Lieut. M. L. Booth appears on the Muster Roll (Battalion HQ) of the 2nd Bn. Kent Regt. as a Medical Officer. [date unknown]

Dr. Booth enlisted in the RCAMC in 1940 and served into 1945. His wife was notified that he was arriving at Halifax, NS. aboard the S. S. “Nieu Amsterdam”, 9 Sept., 1945. Expected to arrive at Lachine, PQ on the 11th for leave to return to their homes. CDN 10/09/45. The doctor was welcomed back to Chatham from overseas duty by Aldermen George Kerr KC., A. G. Goodman and Bert Joyce also by Rehabilitation Officer William Foreman and Alex Copeland for the

Civil Reception Committee along with hundreds of citizens. CDN 12/09/45. He would return to Wallaceburg on the same day.

Dr. Booth served as coroner from 1948 to 1955 and was Chief of Medical Staff at Sydenham District Hospital in 1958. He was also involved in the Masonic Lodge, the Wallaceburg Power Squadron and Wallaceburg Rotary Club. His practice was a 48 Dundas St., Wallaceburg with five other doctors.

Dr. Marvin L. Booth passed away 24/08/1994 at Port Lampton, ON and is buried with his wife in the McDonald Cemetery, Sombra Township, ON.

Information also found at: W-RH, WHSSC, CKPT, CCKD.


Sources CDN (10-09-1945), CDN (12-09-1945), 2KRMR, 2KRMR
Supplemental Information Appears on the ‘Muster Roll’ of the 2nd Bn., Kent Regiment (MG), N.P.A.N. (date unknown).
Next of Kin Next of kin Mrs. M. L. Booth (wife) of Wallaceburg, ON.

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