D.C.M. Gazetted 27 July 1916:
"For conspicuous gallantry in holding, with one other man, a detached post, his supporting party having been driven back. Subsequently, he showed conspicuous courage in attack, and was wounded."
Arthur Gilbert Boothman was born in Salford, Manchester on 2 Mar 1895 and entered France on 13 July 1915. Serving with the 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, Boothman was decorated for gallantry on 28 Apr 1916 east of St. Eloy, after the enemy had detonated a mine under the left company's outpost line and entered "D" Company's trench, but been driven out. One other rank was killed with one officer and five other ranks wounded, including Boothman. After the war, Boothman was a Register Bank Manager in 1939 and A.R.P. Warden, living at 238 Wigan Rd., Standish, Lancashire with his wife, Mabel.