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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Courtesy Murray Biddle
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Farndon
George Henry Johnson was born in 1884 in Farndon and was the son of George Johnson a farm labourer and Mary Johnson née Orwin of Thorpe Lane, Farndon. His father George was born in 1857 at Little Carlton and his mother Mary Orwin was born in 1858 at East Markham, they were married in 1880, their marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration District, they had 9 children, sadly one died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were John William b1881, George Henry b1884, Ada b1884, Herbert b1891, Frank b1893, Walter b1895, Alice b1898 and Fred b1900. George Henry married his wife Harriett Croom in 1909, their marriage was recorded in the Newark Registration district. In the 1911 census the family are living at Thorpe Lane Farndon and are shown as George 54 yrs a farm labourer, he is living with his wife Mary 52 yrs and their children, Alice 13 yrs a hay girl and Fred 11 yrs a scholar, also living with them is Alice 1 year of age a granddaughter. In the 1911 census George Henry is living at 20 Shepphers Row, Northgate, Newark, he is shown as being 27 yrs a matster, he is living with his wife Harriett 27 yrs. George Henry and Harriett Johnson were living at 20 George Street, Newark at the time of his death and had had, 6 children all of whom were under 8 yrs of age at the time of Georges death. .
28 Nov 1917
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Private
1/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George Henry Johnson enlisted at Newark, he served with the 1/6th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was killed at his post by an enemy shell on 28th November 1917 and is buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Article published on 19th December 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- Resided with wife at George Street, Newark. Second son of the late George and Mrs Johnson of Thorpe Lane, Farndon. Employed by Gilstrap, Earp & Co. as a maltster, prior to enlisting in the 1/6th Sherwood Foresters on July 27th, 1916. He was last home on leave in Oct. 1916 and soon after went out to France. Killed at 9 o’clock, while at his post. Two brothers are in the army, one in Belgium and the other training in Yorkshire. Leaves a widow and six small children, all under eight years old.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Courtesy Murray Biddle
    George Henry Johnson - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Courtesy Murray Biddle