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Skegby Nottinghamshire
He was the husband of Georgina (née Dallison) Johnson and the father of Dorothy Edna Johnson. In 1911 they lived at Forest Skegby near Mansfield Nottinghamshire.
He was a miner (hewer).
06 May 1915
31
3054636 - CWGC Website
PO/48(S)
Lance Corporal
Portsmouth Bn Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Infantry
Johnson was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).'
This man is commemorated in a book of remembrance held by Mansfield District Council.
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