Johnson, William Richard

Pte, William Richard Johnson, Bedford Regiment

BORN MARYLEBONE, MIDDLESEX, 1885. SON OF RICHARD JOHNSON OF LONDON. WIFE ALICE ANN JOHNSON & DAUGHTER, GLADYS, LIVED AT THIS 1911 CENSUS ADDRESS. EMPLOYED AS A LABOURER AT THE HULL STEARINE COMPANY, CLEVELAND STREET, WHERE HE WAS KNOWN AS “COCKNEY BILL”.

HE ENLISTED IN AMPTHILL. JOINING THE 1ST BEDFORD REGIMENT. CALLED UP AS A RESERVIST WHEN WAR BEGAN. HE WAS POSTED TO FRANCE WITH THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN AUGUST 1914. HE WAS WOUNDED THREE TIME. RETURNING FROM LEAVE IN AUGUST 1917, HE WAS WOUNDED AGAIN AND DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 12/10/1917, AGED 32. HE IS BURIED AT WIMEREAUX MILITARY CEMETERY.

HE LEFT A WIDOW AND ONE CHILD.

HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 29/10/1917. *


First name:
WILLIAM RICHARD
Military Number:
1427063
Rank:
Private
Date Died
12/10/1917
Place died:
Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
32
2 LEO PLACE, CUMBERLAND STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK