We remember William Henry Johnson

We remember William Henry Johnson

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Timeline

Timeline

1888
sibling John Edwin Johnson Source:9360064 1888
1890
birth Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom Source:9281795 Source:9281124 15th October 1890
1891
location 3, Court 4, Park Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom parents address Source:9281130 5th April 1891
1892
sibling Alice Annie Mabel Johnson Source:9361032 1892
1894
sibling Albert Johnson Source:9281131 1894
1895
education Elementary education Abbey Boys Vicar's Walk, Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom Source:9370570 1895 - 1904
1901
location 8, Court 8, Bridge Street, Worksop, Nottighamshire United Kingdom parents address Source:9281131 31st March 1901
1909
marriage Gertrude Walton Source:9361431 2nd August 1909
1909
children Mabel Annie Johnson Source:9356236 19th October 1909
1911
employment Coal miner's filler Manton Colliery United Kingdom Source:9281133 2nd April 1911
1911
location 21 Prior Well Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom parents address Source:9281133 2nd April 1911
1911
children William Albert Johnson Source:9356213 2nd July 1911
1915
enlistment Newark, Nottingamshire United Kingdom Source:9281124 8th February 1915
1915
appointments Imperial Service Obligation signed Source:9281124 9th February 1915 - 11th March 1919
1915
location 1 Shelley Street, off Priorwell Road, Worksop, Nottingamshire United Kingdom their own address Source:9281124 9th February 1915
1915
employment Miner Manton Colliery Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom Source:9370570 9th February 1915
1915
service British Army Private 3538 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 8th Battalion Source:9281124 9th February 1915 - 26th February 1917
1916
children Gladys May Johnson Source:9356686 9th February 1916
1916
appointments Lance Corporal (unpaid) Source:9281124 28th February 1916 - 16th April 1916
1916
appointments Lance Corporal (paid) Source:9281124 17th April 1916 - 31st January 1917
1917
appointments Lance Serjeant Source:9281124 1st February 1917 - 9th January 1918
1917
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:9281124 27th February 1917 - 23rd January 1919
1917
service British Army Corporal 3538 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment 2/8th Battalion Source:9281124 27th February 1917 - April 1917
1917
service British Army Corporal 306122 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 2/8th Battalion Source:9281124 April 1917 - 9th January 1918
1918
service British Army Serjeant 306122 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 2/8th Battalion Source:9281124 10th January 1918 - 28th January 1918
1918
service British Army Serjeant 306122 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 2/5th Battalion Source:9281124 29th January 1918 - 5th July 1918
1918
service British Army Serjeant 306122 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 1/5th Battalion Source:9281124 6th July 1918 - 23rd January 1919
1918
awards Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration Source:9356636 3rd October 1918
1918
hospitalisation Gun shot wound, left shoulder and back Hospital/Institution Source:9281124 6th October 1918 - 23rd January 1919
1918
hospitalisation Spanish flu Hospital/Institution Source:9370570 November 1918 - December 1918
1919
hospitalisation Posted home for further treatment Hospital/Institution Source:9370547 23rd January 1919 - 11th February 1919
1919
service British Army Serjeant 306122 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) Depot Source:9356144 24th January 1919 - 11th March 1919
1919
discharge Source:9281124 11th March 1919
1919
employment Checkweighman Manton Colliery Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom Source:9370570 1919 - 1925
1921
awards Medaille Militaire Other War Service Award Source:9281124 16th August 1921
1925
employment Landlord of Mason's Arms Leverton Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom Source:9370570 1925 - 1927
1927
employment Brewery worker Home Brewery Company Nottingham United Kingdom Source:9358634 1927
1929
children Victoria Jean Johnson Source:9281762 1929
1929
events Prince of Wales' Dinner for VC holders Formal dinner Royal Gallery, House of Lords, City of Westminster United Kingdom See IWM item, menu for the dinner in external evidence for description of dinner and date. Source:9358634 1st November 1929 - 1st November 1929
1937
awards King George VI Coronation Medal Other War Service Award Source:9365697 12th May 1937
1938
location 4 Acton Street, Arnold, Nottingham United Kingdom their own address Source:9371446 4th October 1938
1939
location Arnold ex-Servicemen's Club, Clinton Street, Arnold, Nottingham United Kingdom their own address Source:9371495 June 1939
1941
employment Working in tobacco factory Players Radford, Nottingham United Kingdom Source:9281757 1941 - 25th April 1945
1945
employment Club Steward Arnold ex-Servicemen's Club Arnold, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom Source:9281757 25th April 1945
1945
location 33 Nelson Street, Arnold, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom their own address Source:9281757 25th April 1945
service British Army Serjeant 306122 Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment Source:2128506
events Cadet force officer Charity and Community Work Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom Source:9370570
events First chairman of Worksop British Legion Membership Organisation Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom Source:9370570
1945
death Not War Related Died at home, 33 Nelson Road, Arnold, following a seizure as he sat down to breakfast. Had been very worried by injuries received by his son, which led to amputation of leg and other foot. 33 Nelson Street, Arnold, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom Source:9281757 25th April 1945
burial Redhill Cemetery Non-War Cemetery Nottingham United Kingdom Source:8548361

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names William Henry
Initials WH
Last Name Johnson
Source 8548359
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
1 Shelley Street, off Priorwell Road, Worksop, Nottingamshire United Kingdom their own address known 9th February 1915
21 Prior Well Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom parents address known 2nd April 1911
3, Court 4, Park Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom parents address known 5th April 1891
33 Nelson Street, Arnold, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom their own address known 25th April 1945
4 Acton Street, Arnold, Nottingham United Kingdom their own address known 4th October 1938
8, Court 8, Bridge Street, Worksop, Nottighamshire United Kingdom parents address known 31st March 1901
Arnold ex-Servicemen's Club, Clinton Street, Arnold, Nottingham United Kingdom their own address June 1939
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 306122 Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment Serjeant
British Army 3538 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment 2/8th Battalion Corporal
British Army 306122 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 2/8th Battalion Corporal
British Army 306122 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 2/5th Battalion Serjeant
British Army 306122 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 1/5th Battalion Serjeant
British Army 306122 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 2/8th Battalion Serjeant
British Army 3538 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 8th Battalion Private
British Army 306122 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) Depot Serjeant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
Silver War Badge Honourable Discharge
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
King George VI Coronation Medal Other War Service Award
Medaille Militaire Other War Service Award
VC British Award/Decoration
Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
William Albert Johnson son 2nd July 1911
Mabel Annie Johnson daughter 19th October 1909
Gladys May Johnson daughter 9th February 1916
Victoria Jean Johnson daughter 1929
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Harriet Elizabeth Wing mother
William Edward Johnson father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Albert Johnson brother 1894
John Edwin Johnson brother 1888
Alice Annie Mabel Johnson sister 1892
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Gertrude Walton wife 2nd August 1909
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
DateHeightSource
1915-02-08 5'10"

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Communities

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Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Victoria Cross Recipients 1854-2006 Transcription Trevor321
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription David114
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription David114
England & Wales marriages 1837-2005 Transcription David114
1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription David114
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription David114
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription David114
England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Transcription David114
Silver War Badge Roll Transcription David114
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription David114
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription David114
England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Transcription David114
England & Wales marriages 1837-2005 Transcription David114
1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription David114
England & Wales marriages 1837-2005 Transcription David114
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription David114
England & Wales marriages 1837-2005 Transcription David114
England & Wales marriages 1837-2005 Transcription David114
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription David114
England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Transcription David114
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription David114
England & Wales marriages 1837-2005 Transcription David114
England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Transcription David114
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription David114
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription David114
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription David114

External Evidence

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Profile on Wikipedia. Trevor321
WWI tourism: Looking for your family hero David114
Johnson, William Henry (of Worksop) David114
The Times, 26 April 1945, p. 7 David114
Arnold VC dead-Heroism of 1918 recalled-Tragedy of the present war David114
Arnold VC's funeral-Ringers' plain course at graveside David114
Worksop's heroes-VC for sergeant and DSO for captain David114
Foreign decorations for local men David114
Johnson Household, Clinton Street , Arnold U.D., Nottinghamshire, England David114
Worksop's VC David114
Fifth Sherwoods in London Victory March David114
Breaking the Hindenburg Line-the story of the North Midland Division David114
In memory of fallen ringers David114
A VC Scout officer David114
Johnson Household, 4 Acton Road , Arnold U.D., Nottinghamshire David114
Davis Household, Bluehaven, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford U.D., Nottinghamshire, England David114
Midland Counties Association. Meeting at Greasley David114
Death of Mr W H Johnson, VC David114
North Notts Association David114
No. 306122 Sjt. William Henry Johnson, 1/5th Bn., Notts. & Derby. R. (T.F.) (Worksop) David114
Nixon Household, 53 West Street , Arnold U.D., Nottinghamshire, England David114
The College Youths David114
Roll of Honour David114
Miscellaneous Performances - Worksop David114
Volleys for the boys David114
Sheffield Cathedral David114
Worksop's VC Ringer. Welcome to Sergt W H Johnson David114
Sheffield Amalgamated Society. Presentation to Worksop's VC ringer David114
North Notts Association. Successful meeting at Retford David114
Miscellaneous. Worksop David114
North Notts Association. Presentation to Ex-Sergt Wm H Johnson VC David114
North Notts Association. Summer meeting at Blyth David114
North Notts Association David114
Sheffield and District Society David114
Worksop Peace Peal. Commemorative tablet unveiled David114
North Notts Association. Numerical advance but meagre performances David114
A page for Sunday Service ringers. Worksop David114
Sunday Service Touches. Worksop David114
Eight bell peals. Worksop David114
Sunday Service Touches. Worksop David114
Worksop David114
Duke's birthday David114
The Ringing World, 31 October 1924, page 700 David114
East Retford David114
North Notts Association. Edwinstowe revisited David114
An Arnold VC. Intends to enjoy the London "flutter" David114
Victoria Jean Romaine - Obituary David114
Nottingham. Midland Counties Association. David114
Daybrook, Nottinghamshire. Midland Counties Association David114
The Crofts Memorial Dinner. Sherwood Youths' Gathering David114
Death of Mr Herbert Haigh David114
First ringer VC. Worksop man's conspicuous bravery David114
Worksop David114
Worksop David114
Worksop David114
Daybrook, Notts David114
Daybrook, Notts David114
The Victoria and the George Cross : the complete history - William Henry Johnson David114
The North Notts Association. Worksop David114
Worksop War Memorial David114
Photos: unveiling of Worksop War Memorial David114
Worksop, Notts. A peal of Bob Major, 5040 changes David114
British Base Hospitals in France David114
2/8 Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment), 1914 Nov - 1916 Feb David114
2/8 Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment), 1917 Feb - 1918 Jan David114
2/5 Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment), 1917 Feb - 1918 July David114
1/5 Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment), 1915 Mar - 1919 May David114
139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters, 1918 Oct 1 - 1919 May 31 David114
Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) David114
British First World War Trench Maps, 1915-1918 - National Library of Scotland David114
British First World War Trench Maps, 1915-1918 - National Library of Scotland David114
Sergeant William Henry Johnson (1890–1945), VC David114
Paving stone laid to remember Worksop’s Victoria Cross hero David114
John Caffrey David114
Charles William Holmes David114
My Tommy’s War: W H Johnson – the bellringer VC David114
Breaking the Hindenburg line : the story of the 46th (North Midland) division David114
Ringing for William H Johnson VC David114
Tweet from Bassetlaw District Council with video of unveiling of VC memorial stone David114
Souvenir menu for Victoria Cross dinner at the House of Lords, 1929 David114
Worksop's VC David114
Sgt William Henry Johnson, Victoria Cross, a man of moral courage and modesty David114
Worksop VC David114
Google Street View of Arnold & District ex-Service Club David114
Ex-Servicemen's Club Destroyed by Fire-£1,500 damage done at Arnold David114
£2,000 early morning blaze at Arnold - ex-Service Club gutted David114
Arnold ex-Servicemen's Club - An Acquisition to Arnold - Colonel's Birthday Present David114
VC Caretaker at Arnold - New Club for Ex-Service Men David114
VC Steward at Arnold Club David114
Lt Col William Allen Potter DSO David114
Worksop World War I hero honoured with memorial stone David114
Photo - Memorial Avenue, Worksop David114
New war memorial avenue for Worksop (photo) David114
Worksop's Reception-Opening of New Memorial Avenue-VC on Parade David114
First Day of Their Majesties' Visit to Nottinghamshire David114
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 1 August 1923, page 8 David114
London Gazette 14 December 1918 Barbara27286

Multimedia

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