William Horace Boothe volunteered his services to the U.S. Army on April 4, 1917. First assigned to the 74th Company, 6th Regiment, Marines, 2nd Division. Sailed for France on September 20, 1917, and was in the fighting at Verdun, Belleau Wood, Bouresches, Soissons, St-Mihiel, and Blanc Mont in the Champagne Sector. Rank, private. In June 1918 became a member of the 97th Company, 6th Regiment, Marines. Killed October 4, 1918, by machine gun fire in the attack on Blanc Mont, in the Champagne Sector.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 8 April 1898
- Date of death: 4 October 1918
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Calderwood
- Service Branch: Marine Corps
- Division/Assignment: 6th Regiment, 2nd Marine Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Battles: Verdun, Belleau Wood, Bouresches, Soissons, St-Mihiel, Blanc Mont
- Awards: Fourragère
- Burial/Memorial Location: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IV, Middle Panel
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