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VC1109    William Henry Johnson

Name   William Henry Johnson    No.      

VC Issue No.   1109   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   Sherwood Foresters, 1/5th Battalion

Later   Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment

Now   2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 33 Nelson Road, Arnold, near Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Redhill Cemetery, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   28 April 1945

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section L, Grave 6 or 4294

Gazetted   14 December 1918

VC Presented  29 March 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Redhill Cemetery, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

P  Victoria Cross Memorial,  Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

P  Ceremonial Foundation Stone, Memorial Avenue Gardens, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

P  Tree and Memorial Stone, at Memorial Avenue Gardens, Worksop, Nottinghamshire


By The Way…

He became a publican after the war, running a pub in his home town


VC Held By

Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) Museum, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

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BORN   15 October 1890

DIED   25 April 1945  AGE   54

VC Won   3 October 1918    AGE    27

Place VC Won   Ramicourt, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War