Project Description

WILLIAM JOHNSON 1883–?

RGA

Born February 1883, Radcliffe on Trent

Married Betsy Peach Underwood, daughter Ethel Vera

Date of death unknown

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

Living at the Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent with father William, general labourer, mother Mary Jane and brother Harry. He is employed as a garden labourer.

1911 Census

No trace of William but his parents and brother Harry are still living in the same house at the Harlequin.

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

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.