Robert William Edward Johnson
Corporal 3944 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 5th Battalion
Killed in Action Flanders 24th August 1916 : Aged 19
Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere - I C 2
Born in Hucknall Huthwaite c1897; a son of Robert William and Mrs Harriett Johnson can now be more fully named as R.W.E. Johnson. Robert junior enlisted at Alfreton, reflecting where his parents then held Derbyshire addressing of 19 Nuttall Street. This young Corporal has since been found also listed upon that towns memorial, all giving likely reason for not discovering mention in our own Notts Free Press.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Confirming fuller Identification.
Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 ROBERT JOHNSON, born Huthwaite, enlisted Alfreton. Corporal, 3944 1st./5th. Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) Killed in action, France and Flanders, 24th. August, 1916.
Derbyshire Roll of Honour Recently added details reflecting listing in the Alfreton Roll of Honour.
Derbyshire Territorials in the Great War Referred by Michael Briggs.
Written 23 Jul 06 Revised 29 Aug 15 © by Gary Elliott