Herbert Booth

Herbert Booth (1862 – 1926) Salvationist
Herbert Booth, Salvationist, was the fifth child of William Booth. Herbert Booth his brother and three sons arrived in Melbourne on 25 August 1896. Institutions established by the Booths in Victoria became models for army work in other countries and for welfare work in Australia.

Herbert Booth, Salvationist, was the fifth child of William Booth.

Herbert Booth his brother and three sons arrived in Melbourne on 25 August 1896.

Institutions established by the Booths in Victoria became models for army work in other countries and for welfare work in Australia.

The ‘five conquering years’ of Herbert Booth’s leadership left an indelible imprint on the Australian Salvation Army. Apart from the extension of the social wing, his legacy included the establishment of a national training college for officers in East Melbourne and the growth of the War Cry to a sixteen-page national paper printed on the army’s own press. He also steered to completion the spectacular Soldiers of the Cross, a mixture of slides and moving picture; produced in order to raise money for the army’s work, it has an important place in the history of Australian film.

In the United States of America Herbert became an Evangelist, and travelled in North America and South Africa with Soldiers of the Cross. In 1915 he established the Christian Confederacy in America, whose pacifist philosophy he expounded in several publications including The Saint and the Sword (New York, 1924).

Cornelie Booth died in 1919. In November 1923, on his return to New York from an evangelistic tour of New Zealand and Australia, Herbert married Australian-born Anna Ethel Lane. She and two sons of his first marriage survived him when he died at Yonkers, New York, on 25 September 1926.

Complete article : http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070349b.htm

The Salvation Army
https://atributetoaustralianchristians.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/the-salvation-army/
and
https://atributetoaustralianchristians.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/arnotts-sao-biscuit/

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