Pondersbridge Cemetery.

Pondersbridge Church it is in the grounds of this church that the grave of R R Johnson is located.
Ronald Robert  Private – 5835126 - 70th Bn. Suffolk Regt.  His grave is located within a civilian grave in the cemetery.

Ronald Robert  Private – 5835126 - 70th Bn. Suffolk Regt.

Ronald born 19th January 1922, only son of Harold & Annie JOHNSON of the Council Houses, Hern Road, Ramsey St. Mary’s, was killed (by accidental shooting) while on duty on Thursday, 3rd July 1941, aged 19 years.  A member of the Salvation Army, the first part of his funeral service took place at his parents’ home, and was led by Capt. BOOTH, assisted by Major WOODS & Capt. Lily BEARD, both of Peterborough, followed by a service and interment at Pondersbridge.  He had been attached to a training reserve battalion, having volunteered in September 1940, previous to which he had been a member of the Home Guard of which his father was a sergeant.  In civilian life he had been employed by Mr. Arthur Cyril BRIDGFOOT.     [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

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21/04/2015

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