BOOTH, Herbert H. b. Penzance, Cornwall, 26 August 1862; d. Yonkers, New York, 25 September 1926. Herbert was the youngest son of William Booth* and his wife Catherine, their fifth child in a family of eight. In early 1880s he began writing songs in French while helping his sister Catherine (Kate) to pioneer Salvation Army work in Paris, and in 1883 the Army’s first music department was established under his leadership. He formed groups of Salvation singers among cadets training for Salvation Army officership and for several years led their evangelistic campaigns around Britain. He was later in charge of Salvation Army work in Britain, Canada (1892-95) and Australia (1896-1901), but...
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