WILLIAM JOHNSON 1883–1952
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
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.
Age 18, a garden labourer, living at the Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent with father William, general labourer, mother Mary Jane and brother Harry, groom.
Employed as gardener, living Bingham Road with wife Betsy, son John Robert 5 and daughter Elsie 2
Service number: 206447
Military Unit: B Battery, 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
Name is Willie Johnson on his service records
Address: Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe
Employment: Platelayer Great Northern Railway
Household: wife Betsy Peach, son John, office boy, Smith Bros Engineers, Hyson Green, daughters Elsie, Lilian and Ethel
1922 Electoral Register
Address: Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
Household: wife Betsy
1931 Electoral Register
Address : 14 Beech Avenue, Netherfield
Household: living with wife Betsy, son John Robert and daughter Elsie
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.