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Eastwood Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Henry and Annie Alice Johnson and the husband of Hannah Elizabeth Johnson (nee Knighton) of 4 Queen Street Eastwood Nottinghamshire. The couple married during leave at Christmas 1917.
He was organist at a local Wesleyan church. He was employed as a grocer's assistant and was an enthusiastic local footballer and cricketer. Two brothers also served, one with the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, the other with the Royal Engineers.
16 Jun 1918
30
202666 - CWGC Website
67188
Private
He was conscripted under the Derby Scheme in March 1916 serving initially with the Sherwood Foresters before transferring to the Machine Gun Corps. He was wounded in the left shoulder with shrapnel on August 29th 1917 and contracted Trench Fever in hospital. In April 1917 he was drafted a second time to France and in May and near Mount Kemmel was again wounded this time slightly. He was killed the day he joined a new unit,12th Bn Machine Gun Corps, whilst repairing his weapon.
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  • Buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension.
    David Henry Johnson - Buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension.