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Sunninghill, Berkshire
William Johnson was the youngest of three boys born to William and Ann Johnson. He was born in 1890 in Sunninghill, Berkshire. His father was a domestic coachman and started their marriage in Pinner, Middlesex where William’s two elder brothers were born, Frederick in 1887 and Albert in 1888. The boys lost their mother in 1896 when she died at the age of 43. By now they were living in Wantage, Berkshire and although William senior still remained there in 1911, the three youngsters had moved away, Albert had gone to Ipswich working as a compositor and William was working as a domestic gardener at The Gardens, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, where he shared accommodation with seven other gardeners. As his name is on the Welbeck and Holbeck memorials, he must have moved to be a Welbeck estate gardener after 1911.
09 Aug 1915
692579 - CWGC Website
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
William Johnson enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters at Worksop. His battalion sailed from Liverpool in early July 1915 for Gallipoli, landing at Suvla Bay 7 August 1915. He was killed in action two days later. His name is engraved on the Helles Memorial.
Four men who joined the 9th Notts and Derbys from Holbeck and Welbeck Estates fell on the 9th August 1915, John Everett, Cyril Hancock, William Johnson and James Mitchie. Research by Colin Dannatt
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