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Major FREDERICK HENRY JOHNSON

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Engineers

Cdg. 231st Field Coy.

Date of Death

Died 26 November 1917

Age 27 years old

Buried or commemorated at

CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

Panel 1 and 2.

France

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Native of Streatham, London.
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 16th Nov., 1915, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in the attack on Hill 70 on 25th Sept., 1915. Second Lieutenant Johnson was with a section of his company of the Royal Engineers. Although wounded in the leg, he stuck to his duty throughout the attack, led several charges on the German redoubt, and at a very critical time, under very heavy fire, repeatedly rallied the men who were near him. By his splendid example and cool courage he was mainly instrumental in saving the situation and in establishing firmly his part of the position which had been taken. He remained at his post until relieved in the evening."

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