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Name: Johnson BOLLOM
Casualty No.: Ranks: 2nd Lieutenant Initials: J Service No.: 12th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Date of Birth : 24/09/1897 Place of Birth : Ryton on Tyne Co. Durham. Age at Death: 19
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 6 May Avenue, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Chartering clerk.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Sunday 24th September 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Courcelette Le Sars Sector '26th Avenue Trench.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Holy Cross Church Shrine, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Contalmaison Chateau Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave reference II. D. 16.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: The Times, 4th October 1916. Blaydon Courier, page 8, 7th October 1916.
Family Details:
Youngest son of Edmund J and Frances Elizabeth Bollom, of 6 May Avenue, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Baptised at Ryton Parish Church, 27th October 1897 by Theodore Morris. Educated at Ryton School. Johnson's father was a native of Walterton, Norfolk, and his occupation was a gasminer. His mother was a native of Bureydam, Cheshire.
Notes : Johnson was found fit for service at Newcastle upon Tyne railway station on 16th April 1915. After his death, an inventory of Johnson's effects was recorded as one purse, one wristwatch (glass broken), one identity disc, two cheque books in leather case, one new shirt, one cigarette case, one photograph, one officer's advance book and Shillings and 6d.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Officers Died in the Great War.
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