William JOHNSON

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JOHNSON, William

Service Number: 1683
Enlisted: 6 November 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wilby, Suffolk, England, 1888
Home Town: Warren, Warren Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station hand
Died: Killed in action, France, 11 July 1918
Cemetery: Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave II. A. 1. Personal Inscription: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR US ALL
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World War 1 Service

6 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1683, 54th Infantry Battalion
14 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1683, 54th Infantry Battalion
14 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1683, 54th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Mar 1888 JOHNSON William Hoxne 4a 781

He was the son of Robert and Hannah Johnson of Stone House (cottages), Wilby. He had emigrated and settled in Warren, New South Wales where he became a station hand. He enlisted on 15th November 1915 and embarked for France on HMAT Ceramic on 14th April 1916. He was killed in action aged 30 years.

His parents later moved to Wigston St., Countesthorpe, Leicester, England. 

He is remembered on the Wilby War Memorial in St Mary's Church, Church Road, Wilby,
Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP21 5LE, England. It takes the form of four brass plaques enclosed together in an oak frame with a glass front.

Unveiled 11 April 1920 by Major Charles Coming and dedicated by the Ven. J G R Darling, Archdeacon of Suffolk.

 

 

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