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  • photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
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Nottingham
Harry was born in 1883 at Nottingham and lived at Arnold the son of Frederick George and Sabina Johnson, he had 8 siblings. Harry married his wife Florence Johnson in 1905 at Nottingham, they lived at 38 James Street, Arnold, Nottingham, they went on to have the following children, Harry born December 1906, Samuel Joseph born August 1908, Harold born November 1910 and Florence born April 1914. In the 1911 Census he and his family are shown living at Furlong Street in Arnold. having been married for six years he had at this time 3 children, Harry 4 yrs, Samuel 2 yrs, and Harold 4 months, and went on to have a further child before he enlisted, He worked in the lace industry as a lace hand. Following his death his widow Florence was awarded a pension of 28 shillings and 9 pence a week which commenced on 11th June 1917.
He was employed as a lace hand
25 Sep 1916
33
796208 - CWGC Website
23840
Private
2nd Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Private Harry Johnson enlisted into the York and Lancaster regiment at Nottingham in October 1915, and went with them to France. In March 1916 he was wounded and died during the battle of Morval on 25th September 1916. His name is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial on the Somme
Notice published 6th March 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “JOHNSON. – Reported missing September 25th, 1916, now killed, Private H. Johnson, Yorks. and Lancs., of 28, James's-street, Arnold, aged 33. – From his sorrowing wife and children.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
    Harry Johnson - photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
  • Photograph published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 26th March 1917 and courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    Harry Johnson - Photograph published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 26th March 1917 and courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.