Born: August 26, 1862, Penzance, Cornwall (his birth name was recorded as Herbert Henry).
Died: September 25, 1926, Yonkers, New York.
Buried: Kensico Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, New York.
Herbert was the son of Salvation Army (SA) founders William Booth and Catherine Mumford.
He attended Allesley Park College, Coventry, and the Congregational Institute, Nottingham, England.
In the early 1880’s, he was active in SA work in France, and wrote some of his early songs in French. In 1883, he helped found the SA musical department at Clapton. He went on to direct SA work in England (1888), Canada (1892–95), and Australia (1891–1901). Around 1902, he went on extensive lecture tours in America, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.