2nd Lt. Henry Earlam Johnson

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Henry Earlam Johnson

Birthdate:
Death: June 04, 1916 (22-30) (Killed in action)
Immediate Family:

Son of Alfred Earlam Johnson and Florence Rosalie Johnson
Brother of Ethel Marjorie Earlam Graham; Capt. William Godfrey Earlam Johnson; 2nd Lt. Pieter Cedric Earlam Johnson; James Frederick Earlam Johnson and Capt. Alfred Earlam Johnson

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About 2nd Lt. Henry Earlam Johnson

Aged 26, Henry enlisted in the King's Royal Rifles after returning from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) where he had been working as a tea planter.

He had only recently returned to the front after a short visit on leave to see his mother, when he was killed. He was the eldest son and the first to die.

Henry is buried at Grenay in France, where more than 1,000 of the First World War fallen are commemorated.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of Death: 04/06/1916
  • Age: 26
  • Regiment/Service: King's Royal Rifle Corps 5th Bn.
  • Grave Reference: I. A. 1.
  • Cemetery: MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY
  • Additional Information: Son of the late A. E. Johnson, of Bickershaw Hall, near Wigan, and of Mrs. F. R. Johnson, of "Rokeby," Stafford Rd., Ellesmere Park, Eccles, Manchester. His brothers William Godfrey Earlam Johnson and Pieter Cedric Earlam Johnson also fell.

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2nd Lt. Henry Earlam Johnson's Timeline

1890
1890
1916
June 4, 1916
Age 26