William Johnson

Name: William Johnson

1893  - 27th December 1917

Place of Birth: Arlesey

Occupation: General Labourer

Division: 5th Battalion

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment

Rank: Private

Buried: X. 8,  Ramleh War Cemetery, Ramleh, Israel


Person(s) placing the cross on behalf of the Arlesey Remembers You Project: Chris Ferris 

William Johnson. 200907 Territorial army number (5th Bn). There was a William Johnson listed as an Arlesey man who had joined up in Sept 1914.  He initially served as 5299 in the same battalion (the Territorials were renumbered in April 1917, their 4 digit numbers being replaced by 6 digit ones). His number 5299 was from June 1915 so its possible he served in a different capacity at different times. He first set foot in a theatre of war 2/12/1915, arriving on Lemnos to meet the remains of the 5th battalion who were being evacuated from Gallipoli. Although he came through a year in Egypt and all 3 Battles of Gaza, he died from pneumonia at 147 Field Ambulance, Ramleh.


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