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Forename(s): William Henry
Place of Birth: Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Service No: 117260
Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Battalion / Unit: 58th Battalion
Division: 58th (2/1st London) Division
Date of Death: 1918-08-25
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. G. 31.
CWGC Cemetery: BRONFAY FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BRAY-SUR-SOMME
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
William Henry Johnson was the son of William Henry and Rose Hannah Johnson, formerly or née Beck. William, senior, was born at Worksop, Nottinghamshire and Rose at Stainton, Yorkshire.
1881 Worksop, Nottinghamshire Census: 6, Beaver Road - William H. Johnson, aged 1 year, born Worksop, son of William H. and Rose H. Johnson.
1891 Worksop, Nottinghamshire Census: 3, Dock Road - William H. Johnson, aged 11 years, born Worksop, son of Wm Hy and Rose H. Johnson.
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 4, Granville Street - William H. Johnson, aged 21 years, born Worksop, Nottinghamshire. [William was boarding with Charles and Lucy Harmston and their daughter's, Gertrude and Annie, William's future wife.]
William was married to Annie Harmston in 1908.
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 17, Upper Sackville Street - William Henry Johnson, aged 31 years, born Worksop, Nottinghamshire, husband of Annie Johnson.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William H. Johnson, 117260, Machine Gun Corps.
Early in 1918 Machine Gun Battalions were formed. This was done by bringing 4 Machine Gun Companies together to form a battalion. The battalion then took the number of their Division.
William is commemorated on the Midland Railway War Memorial at Derby.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
JOHNSON, Gunner W.H., Machine Gun Corps, Upper Sackville Street, Skipton, killed 1918.
JOHNSON, William. [Additional]
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Private William Henry JOHNSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 58th (2/1st London) Division
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