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Cpl 2468 John Johnson
« on: January 26, 2020, 11:48:38 AM »
Cpl Johnson (B 7/2/1879) was a Spinner /  Cotton Mule Minder and time expired 16yrs Grenadier Guard, 6166 (1896- 18/4/1913 QSA 2 Clasps & Sudan Medal with Khartoum Clasp)  when he enlisted in 3rd at Ashton on 12/8/1914 and later trained at Grantham with 11th Bttn. He was posted to 2nd Bttn with BEF on 23/2/1915. John was wounded by GSW on 19/4/1915. Promoted A/Cpl on 17/12/1917, John was posted Home on 6/3/1918.
John was discharged unfit from Birmingham War Hosp with VDH & Nephritis on 18/6/1918. 60 Norbury St, Glodwick, Oldham. The VDH was attributed to service originating at Maricourt in August 1915.
John died at his home at 60 Norbury St, Oldham, rom Trench Fever and Nephritis on 19/6/1918 – the day after discharge, aged 39. Reg Oldham Q2 1918 8d/655. Buried Royton cemetery.20.4608
Widow Elizabeth Ellen (M 1/12/1914) and 3 step-childrem (B 1903-07). 11 Garbutt St, Oldham.
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Re: Cpl 2468 John Johnson
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 08:19:09 PM »
DC attached confirming records.  Cpl Johnson died the day after discharge.
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Re: Cpl 2468 John Johnson
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 03:41:13 PM »
We need to see if there is a headstone on John Johnson's grave in Royton and review the condition of any inscription.
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Re: Cpl 2468 John Johnson
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 10:06:00 AM »
john was the last burial in this grave