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Name: John William JOHNSON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J W Service No.: G76089
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 24
Unit: 1st/4th Bn Royal Fusiliers.
Former Unit(s): 33827 Hampshire Regiment.
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co Durham
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 7 Beverley Gardens, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Friday 23rd August 1918
Place of Death: Somme sector, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1918. Battle of Albert, 21st , 23rd August 1918.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Congregational Church, Roll of Honour, Barmoor, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Boyelles Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France..Grave Reference II. E. 9.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 14th September 1918.
Family Details:
Eldest son of the late Nicholas and Mrs Eleanor Johnson of 7 Beverley Gardens, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brother: Alfred.
Notes : John's brother, Alfred, served with the 1st/4th Northumberland Fusiliers (Territorial Force) during World War 1.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died on the Great War.
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