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VC652   Frederick Henry Johnson

BORN   15 August 1890

DIED   26 November 1917   AGE   27

VC Won   25 September 1915   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Hill 70, Battle of Loos, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Frederick Henry Johnson   No.      

VC Issue No.   652   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Corps of Royal Engineers, 73rd Field Company, No. 3 Section



Rank VC Won   Temporary Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   13 Dedfor Row (now High Road), Streatham, London, England

Place Of Death   Near Cambrai, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, Louveral Military Cemetery, Doignies, 8 miles east of Bapaume, Nord, France (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   Panel 1

Gazetted   18 November 1915

VC Presented   22 December 1915, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Cambrai Memorial, France

P  Named on 'For Valour' board at the Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent

Named on St Dunstans College War Memorial, Stanstead Road, Catford, south east London

P  Named On War Memorial, Old Whitgift Middle School, Memorial Now At Trinity School, Croydon, Surrey

P  Victoria Cross and George Cross Memorial Stone, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth, South London

By The Way…

He gained a BSc honours degree in engineering before joining the Royal Engineers

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Thank you to Mark Gardiner, Trinity School and the Trinity Mid-Whitgiftians for the photos at Trinity School