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The Death of William Booth, Founder of the Salvation Army – 20 August 1912

William Booth, the Methodist preacher from Sneinton in Nottingham who founded the Salvation Army, died in London on 20 August 1912 – he was 83. To mark the day, here is a detailed newspaper obituary of William Booth that was published in ‘The Western Times’ on 23 August 1912. Western Times – Friday 23 August 1912 Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000265/19120823/010/0006