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Bingham Nottinghamshire
Horace Cyril Johnson was born in 1893 the son of William a milk seller and Annie Johnson (née Wall). His father was born in 1868 at Nottingham and his mother Annie Wall was born in 1871 at Bingham. Married in 1890 at Nottingham, they had three children Mabel b.1891, Horace Cyril b.1893 and Harold b.1894. In 1911 they lived at 6 Herbert Street Peas Hill Road St Ann’s Nottingham. Mabel was a blouse hand whilst Harold worked as a bobbin and carriage hand in the lace industry.
He was a bobbin and carriage hand in 1911 and a window cleaner upon enlistment.
20 Feb 1918
9th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Johnson enlisted on 1st February 1915 at Nottingham and arrived at the battalion’s Winchester barracks on 6th February 1915. He was sent to the Western Front on 29th June 1915. He was wounded – a gunshot wound to the head – in the attack at Hooge 30th-31st July 1915 and was hospitalised, eventually being evacuated to England for treatment, where he arrived on 12th September 1915. Sent back to France on 9th February 1916, he was admitted to hospital having developed epilepsy said to be attributable to his head wound. Brought before an Invaliding Board on 23rd February 1917 he was categorised as CII and finally discharged from the service as medically unfit on 8th May 1917 aged 24 yrs and 10 months. He was awarded a Silver War Badge number 370650.
His condition worsened and his death on 20th February 1918 was reported the following day in the Nottingham Evening Post: 'JOHNSON. – On the 20th inst., Horace after long suffering, patiently borne. Duty nobly done. – Beloved brother Harold (B.E.F.) and wife Mabel.' 'JOHNSON. – On the 20th inst., Horace Johnson, the beloved brother of Mabel and Sam, died of wounds received. A noble sacrifice. Funeral at General Cemetery, Saturday [23rd February 1918], 1 o'clock.' Notices are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918. No CWGC record Research by Peter Gillings
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