Johnson, D J
DOUGLAS JAMES JOHNSON
Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 9.
He enlisted in Chelmsford, Essex; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was reported missing 28 March 1918 near Arras, presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, Douglas’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Walter Joseph and Florey/Florence (nee BADCOCK) JOHNSON of Chelmsford.
His parents married 3 June 1896 at St John the Baptist, Chipping Barnet, Herts. Walter died 14 January 1927 in Chelmsford aged 66, and was buried in Chelmsford Borough Cemetery; Florey died 15 April 1939 in Croydon, Surrey, aged 70.
Douglas was born 9 November 1898 in Terrington St John, Norfolk, and attended Watford Grammar School from April 1912 to July 1914.
On the 1901 Census, aged 2 he lived in Terrington St John, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a schoolboy aged 12, he lived in Wisbech, Cambs, with his parents and five siblings.
Unit1st/5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade)
Date of deathon or since 28/03/1918
Age at death19
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)