Project Description

HARRY JOHNSON 1885–1954

DCM enlarged

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

1891 Census

Age 5 living at The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent, with father William, mother Mary Jane, grandfather Samuel, sister Sarah 17 and brothers George 15, John 10, and William 8 (who also served in military).

1901 Census

Age 15 living at the Harlequin with father William, general labourer, mother Mary Jane and brother William 18. He is employed as a domestic groom.

1911 Census

Age 25 living at the Harlequin with his parents. He is employed as a shop assistant.

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.

Military Service

Rank: Sergeant

Service Number: 88915

Military Unit: 298th Siege Battery, Royal Garrision Artillery

Medals Awarded

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

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

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.