Johnson, Robert William

BORN HULL 1893. ELDEST SON OF WILLIAM & MARIA RUFFORD JOHNSON AT 17 MARY’S TERRACE, ALEXANDRA STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). HE WAS A FORMER CARRIAGE CLEANER WITH THE NORTHEASTERN RAILWAYS, IN HULL.

HE ENLISTED IN HULL. POSTED TO FRANCE, ON 10/12/1915. SERVED WITH THE 10TH KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. KILLED IN ACTION, ON THE 1ST JULY 1916, AGED 23.  HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, FRANCE, TO THE MISSING KILLED AT THE SOMME.

HE LEFT A BROTHER, ERNEST LEOPOLD JOHNSON AND SISTERS, ALICE AND CLARA.
HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 26/07/1916.


First name:
ROBERT WILLIAM
Military Number:
24379
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Date Died
01/07/1916
Place died:
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, FRANCE
Age:
23
17 MARY'S TERRACE, ALEXANDRA STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK