Byrne-Johnson, J V
JOHN VIVIAN BYRNE-JOHNSON
Remembered with honour Vermelles British Cemetery: Plot VI, Row D, Grave 34.
He was appointed Second Lieutenant 23 January 1914, but held the temporary rank of Captain from 26 October 1915. He was mentioned in despatches and in the London Gazette 17 February 1915, and was killed in action. His next-of-kin was his mother of Watford.
There are articles about John in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 2 September 1916 and 9 September 1916.
Son of John (late Lieutenant Royal Dragoon Guards) and Edith (nee DYES) BYRNE-JOHNSON of Watford.
His parents married 1892 in the Kensington, London, district. Edith died 17 September 1955 in Northampton aged 88.
John was born about 1894 in Kandy, Ceylon.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1901 Census, he is possibly still in Ceylon. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 16, he lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and no siblings.
Date of death22*/08/1916
Age at death22
Place of death
NotesThere is a discrepancy here - the 1911 Census quite clearly states that Edith was a widow, but the Observer article states that John senior is fighting with the Australians.
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