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George Johnson (junior) was born in 1898 in Nottingham and was the son of George Johnson (senior) a bricklayers labourer and Florence Maggie Johnson née Steele of 11 Exchange Court, Mount Street, Nottingham. His father George was born in 1873 in Nottingham and his mother Florence Maggie Steele was born in 1878 also in Nottingham, they were married in Nottingham and went on to have 7 children all born in Nottingham, they were George b1898, Alfred b1900, Arthur b1901, Ada b1903, Thomas b1906, Maggie b1908 and Nellie b1910. In the 1911 census the family are living at 11 Exchange Court, Mount Street, Nottingham and are shown as George 38 yrs a bricklayers labourer, he is living with his wife Maggie a lace hand clipper working at home and their children, George 13 yrs a boxmakers errand boy, Alfred 11 yrs a scholar, Arthur 10 yrs a scholar, Ada 8 yrs a scholar, Thomas 5 yrs a scholar, Maggie 3 yrs and Nellie 1 yr. He was the husband of Elizabeth Johnson they lived at 124 Blue Bell Hill, Nottingham. following his death his widow Elizabeth was awarded a pension of 15 shillings a week which commenced on 16th December 1918.
21 Apr 1918
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2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Corporal George Johnson, enlisted at Nottingham and served with “B” Company, 2/7th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, he was wounded and captured on 21st March 1918. He died as a result of blood poisoning after the amputation of his left leg on 21st April 1918 and is buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel.
Death notification published 28th May 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “JOHNSON. – Died of wounds, April 22nd, Corpl. George Johnson, dearly loved and eldest son of George and Maggie Johnson, 39, Westwood-road, in his 21st year. Gone from our home, but not from our hearts. – Sorrowing mother, father, brothers, and sisters.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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