Tuesday, 3 December 2013

John Thomas Johnson 1895-1917

John Thomas Johnson (from De Rivigny's Roll of Honour: Find My Past)

1895 in Monk Bretton

Son of:
George Johnson (born 1852 Penrith, Cumbria, died 1924 Monk Bretton, Barnsley) a Colliery Hanger On Underground in 1911.
Ann, nee Kitchen (born 1855 Appleby, Westmoreland, died 1911 Monk Bretton)

Position in family: Youngest son of nine children
1. James Johnson

2. George Johnson
3. Mary E Johnson
4. Charles Henry Johnson
5. Agnes Johnson
6. Jane Johnson
7. Ellen Johnson
8. Frederick Walter Johnson
9. John Thomas Johnson DIED OF WOUNDS WW1

Home address, age and occupation:
1901: 11 Day's Croft, Monk Bretton aged 6 years.
1911: 11 Day's Croft, Monk Bretton aged 16 years, Coal Miner, Pony Hurrier Underground
1914: 11 Day's Croft, Monk Bretton (on enlistment)

Marriage: John was unmarried

Military Service:
Enlisted: 4 September 1914  at the age of 19 years
Regiment and Battalion:  King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) 8th Battalion
Service number and rank:  16000 L/Cpl

Awards: Military Medal (awarded 1 July 1916)
Personal information:   *unknown*

Death:  6 June 1917  aged 22 (died from wounds)
Buried at: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium, about 12km west of Ypres.

Grave Reference: XII C 43A

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of George and Ann Johnson, of 11, Day's Croft, Monk Bretton, Barnsley.

Memorial tablet in St Paul's Church Monk Bretton
Memorial book in St Paul's Church, Monk Bretton
War Memorial, Cross Street, Monk Bretton
His parents' gravestone in Monk Bretton Cemetery.

Notes:Further information on J T Johnson can be found here on another website.
John Thomas Johnson is remembered on his
parents' gravestone in Monk Bretton Cemetery

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