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The First World War.

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Johnson - John Robert.

JOHNSON, John Robert (Jack) – Private – 29254, 1st/7th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt.

From Ramsey St. Marys, son of Robert & Rebecca (nee RUSSELL) JOHNSON, was killed in action on Monday, 8th October 1917, aged about 33 years, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. He left a widow Martha Jane (nee CORNEY) JOHNSON, who he had married at Ramsey St. Marys on 14 June 1915, and a young daughter Ivy.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]
The Second World War.

 Notes on soldier.

JOHNSON, Ronald Robert

JOHNSON, Ronald Robert – Private – 5835126,   70th Bn. Suffolk Regt.

He was 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]   He is remembered on the Ramsey War Memorial.
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