Private John Johnson, 1st Batt Loyal North Lancs Regiment

Title in English
Private John Johnson, 1st Batt Loyal North Lancs Regiment

Description
Born in 1876, Pte Johnson had previously served from 1894 to 1906 in the 1st Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He saw active service in the Boer War and was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony clasp and the King's South Africa Medal. He re-enlisted into the Loyal North Lancs Regiment on 18th August 1914. He was sent on active service fairly promptly. He was captured soon after, at either Mons or Le Cateaux, and incarcerated at Wittenberg for the rest of the war. During this time a Russian fellow inmate embroidered a handkerchief as a 'souvenir of my captivity'. The handkerchief is dated 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917 - but not 1918 - as the Russian was repatriated before the war ended. Johnson was awarded the 1914 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal. On 14th April 1919 he was stood down to the Z Reserve. He died in either 1933 or 1934.

Summary description of items
Framed embroidered handkerchief; discharge certificates (1902, 1906 and 1919); Framed 1918 letter from George V

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ID
3169
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Number of items
14
Person
John Johnson
Origin date
1894 – 1933
Language
English
Keywords
Prisoners of War, Recruitment and Conscription
Front
Western Front
Location
Wittenburg
Contributor
Private John Johnson
License
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Collection day
PR17
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