HARRY JOHNSON 1885–1954
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Born 23rd November 1885, Radcliffe on Trent
Married Lily Knight in 1911, Bingham District
Died 1954, address Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent
Brother of William Johnson
Age 5 living at The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent, with father William 43, mother Mary Jane 43, grandfather Samuel 74, sister Sarah 17 and brothers George 15, John 10, and William 8 (who also served in military).
Age 15 employed as domestic groom, living at the Harlequin with father William, general labourer, mother Mary Jane and brother William gardener.
Carpenters Henry Buck and James Dawson were boarding with the family.
Age 25 a shop assistant living at the Harlequin with his parents. His father was a gardener. Thomas Bates, gardener, was a boarder.
The Electoral Register 1914 shows Harry Johnson was renting a furnished first floor bedroom on Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent. The landlord was S.H. Knight, the father of his wife Lily Knight.
Service Number: 88915
Military Unit: 298th Siege Battery, Royal Garrision Artillery
Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War and Victory
Citation for D.C.M. awarded 11th March 1920 (London Gazette, p. 3058):
During the period under review he has performed the duties of a No.1 with marked courage and ability. He shows utter disregard of danger, and by his coolness under fire sets an excellent example to his men.
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: 7 Balmoral Avenue, West Bridgford
Employment: laboratory Assistant, Boots Pure Drug Co
Household: wife Lily, father in law Sam Knight, retired ironmonger, mother in law Emily
1922 Electoral Register
Address: Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: 18 Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent
Occupation: Charge hand, chemical manufacture
Household: living with wife Lily born 20.3.1888 and her widowed mother Emily
Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born, lived and died in Radcliffe on Trent.