Images and extra information courtesy of Mrs Soraya Cerio , archivist to Dulwich College.

Charles is remembered on the Screen Wall at Ipswich Crematorium.

Born: 7th January 1903, Bournemouth, Hampshire.

Died: 13th November 1942; age 39;

Residence: 13, Essenden Road, Sanderstead, South Croydon, Surrey.

Employed: National Provincial Bank, Croydon, Surrey.


Rank: Major; Service Number: 32376.

Regiment: 42nd (23rd Battalion, The London Regiment) Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps.


Cremated 18th November. Private funeral attended only by a few friends. Next of Kin: Mrs. R.A. Bootiman, of 14, North Road, St. Andrew’s, Bristol.


Grave Reference:

Screen Wall,

Ipswich Crematorium,





1911   25, Dalrymple Road, Crofton Park, Lewisham, London.


Charles was 8 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Oscar Bootiman, 33, a Photographic Manager – Photographers, born South Shields, Durham.

Rosina Annie Bootiman (nee Child), 33, born Corsham, Wiltshire.

John Arthur Douglas Bootiman, 6, born Bournemouth, Hampshire.

1 general domestic servant.


Charles’s father, Oscar Bootiman died 1940, Croydon, Surrey.


Charles attended St Dunstan’s College, Catford, London before moving on to Dulwich College – entered January 1917 – July 1919. School number 8993. Charles studied on the Classical Side. His form positions were as follows:

Midsummer 1919, Lower 5th, 5/28

Christmas 1918, Lower 5th, 19/25

Midsummer 1918, Upper IVth, 4/20

Christmas 1917, Lower IVth, 8/20

Midsummer 1917, Upper 3rd A 2/23



Probate to Rosina Anne Bootiman – mother, of 14, Alleyn Park West, Dulwich, London, South London.


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