Bolton Borough Coat of Arms from original Oxford Grove Council School Oxford Grove Council School, Bolton, Roll of Honour 1914-1919
 

Name

Position on Roll

Rank

Service Number

Unit

Place of birth

Date of birth

Enlisted

Place of death

Date of death

Age at death

Where buried

George JohnsonJohnson, George

C3-10

Private

G/5897

7th Bn Royal Sussex Regiment

Bolton, Lancashire

1897

1914

France

28 December 1915

19

Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France

 

KILLED AFTER SIX WEEKS IN FRANCE

The death has been reported, killed in action, of Pte. (5897) Geo. Johnson, 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. The circumstances of the casualty are not stated in the War Office communication which merely announces that Johnson was killed on December 29th. The deceased soldier was 19 years of age, and resided with his sister at John Brown-st. He was employed, prior to enlisting soon after the commencement of the war, as a traveller by Messrs. William Edge and Sons, Ltd., “Dolly Blue” manufacturers, previous to which he was with Mr. John Haslam, grocer, St. George’s-rd. He had only been at the front for six weeks when he met his death.

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