Project Description

WILLIAM JOHNSON 1883–1952

RGA

Born 26 February 1883, Radcliffe on Trent

Married Betsy Peach Tinkler, born in Bottesford, children  John Robert born 1906, Elsie born 1909, Lilian born 2.11.1914, Vera Ethel born 1.9.18.

Date of death: 1 July 1952, buried Radcliffe Cemetery with his wife Betsy Peach (C114, no headstone)

Brother of Harry Johnson.

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

William Johnson, son of William of Bingham Rd, born Feb 1883 and admitted to Radcliffe on Trent school 6 June 1887

1891 Census

Age 8 living with father William, mother Mary Jane (Rockley), sister Sarah 17 and brothers George 15, John 10, Harry 5 (who also served in military) and grandfather Samuel in Brickyard houses at the Harlequin.

1901 Census

Age 18, a garden labourer, living at the Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent with father William, general labourer, mother Mary Jane and brother Harry, groom.

1911 Census

Employed as gardener, living Bingham Road with wife Betsy, son John Robert 5 and daughter Elsie 2

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Service number: 206447

Military Unit: B Battalion, Royal Garrison Artillery, No. 2 Siege Artillery Reserve Brigade

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Occupation given as soldier in christening record of daughter in 1918

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll

Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

Name is Willie Johnson on his service records

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: wife Betsy

From 1931 Electoral Register

Address : 14 Beech Avenue, Netherfield

Household: living with wife Betsy, son John Robert and daughter Elsie

From the 1939 Register

Address: 21 Matlock Street, Carlton

Household: A widower, employed as a Lengthman- railway engine maintenance and repair staff living with his two daughters, Lilian (later married name Baker then Rickett) and Vera Ethel(later married name Baker)

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.