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Booth, Robert
1873-1912

Irish medical missionary in China. In 1899 he graduated in medicine at Queen’s College (now University College), Cork. Influenced by the Christian Endeavour movement, he discovered a vocation to overseas missions, he was ordained and appointed to Hankow in China in the same year. He was the first missionary to be supported by Irish Methodist CE societies. His very effective ministry was cut short by his death in 1912, probably from malaria, when on furlough in Cork.

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  • W. Arthur Tatchell, Booth of Hankow, 1915

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