Private John Johnson, 1st Batt Loyal North Lancs Regiment, item 8

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    Typewritten history of John Johnson  

                                           John Johnson
                                           1876 - 1933/4
6th October, 1894  Joined the Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
                                 Given regimental number 4646.
                                 Served first engagement of 12 years (including
                                 3 years and 342 days abroad) being discharged
                                 On 5th October. 1906.
                                 Medals awarded: Queen's South Africa medal
                                                                with Cape Colony clasp.
                                                                King's South Africa medal
                                                                on 10th Feb. 1902.
                                 Conduct on discharge: "Very Good"
18th August, 1914  Re-enlisted in Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
                                  Given regimental number 2838.
                                  Taken prisoner either at Le Cateau or 1st
                                  Battle of Mons and interned at the infamous
                                  Camp at Wittenburg for the duration of the war.
                                  Discharge on 14th April, 1919 and transferred
                                  to Z Reserve.
                                  Medals awarded: 1914 Star
                                                                  British War Medal
                                                                  Victory Medal
Could he have been entitled to another medal on the occasion of
Queen Victoria's Jubilee? My mother always said that he paraded at
Queen Victoria's funeral in London.

John Johnson subsequently worked as a foundry labourer until his
death in 1933 or 1934. He and Grandma had 12 children and my
mother was the last one to die. She was 93 years old and passed away in 2006.

                                                              George Clarke signature
                                                              Grandson 9th March, 2012

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    Typewritten history of John Johnson  

                                           John Johnson
                                           1876 - 1933/4
6th October, 1894  Joined the Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
                                 Given regimental number 4646.
                                 Served first engagement of 12 years (including
                                 3 years and 342 days abroad) being discharged
                                 On 5th October. 1906.
                                 Medals awarded: Queen's South Africa medal
                                                                with Cape Colony clasp.
                                                                King's South Africa medal
                                                                on 10th Feb. 1902.
                                 Conduct on discharge: "Very Good"
18th August, 1914  Re-enlisted in Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
                                  Given regimental number 2838.
                                  Taken prisoner either at Le Cateau or 1st
                                  Battle of Mons and interned at the infamous
                                  Camp at Wittenburg for the duration of the war.
                                  Discharge on 14th April, 1919 and transferred
                                  to Z Reserve.
                                  Medals awarded: 1914 Star
                                                                  British War Medal
                                                                  Victory Medal
Could he have been entitled to another medal on the occasion of
Queen Victoria's Jubilee? My mother always said that he paraded at
Queen Victoria's funeral in London.

John Johnson subsequently worked as a foundry labourer until his
death in 1933 or 1934. He and Grandma had 12 children and my
mother was the last one to die. She was 93 years old and passed away in 2006.

                                                              George Clarke signature
                                                              Grandson 9th March, 2012


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  • December 26, 2018 12:25:46 Stella Watkin

        Typewritten history of John Johnson  

                                               John Johnson
                                               1876 - 1933/4
    6th October, 1894  Joined the Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
                                     Given regimental number 4646.
                                     Served first engagement of 12 years (including
                                     3 years and 342 days abroad) being discharged
                                     On 5th October. 1906.
                                     Medals awarded: Queen's South Africa medal
                                                                    with Cape Colony clasp.
                                                                    King's South Africa medal
                                                                    on 10th Feb. 1902.
                                     Conduct on discharge: "Very Good"
    18th August, 1914  Re-enlisted in Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
                                      Given regimental number 2838.
                                      Taken prisoner either at Le Cateau or 1st
                                      Battle of Mons and interned at the infamous
                                      Camp at Wittenburg for the duration of the war.
                                      Discharge on 14th April, 1919 and transferred
                                      to Z Reserve.
                                      Medals awarded: 1914 Star
                                                                      British War Medal
                                                                      Victory Medal
    Could he have been entitled to another medal on the occasion of
    Queen Victoria's Jubilee? My mother always said that he paraded at
    Queen Victoria's funeral in London.

    John Johnson subsequently worked as a foundry labourer until his
    death in 1933 or 1934. He and Grandma had 12 children and my
    mother was the last one to die. She was 93 years old and passed away in 2006.

                                                                  George Clarke signature
                                                                  Grandson 9th March, 2012

  • December 12, 2018 23:59:14 Stella Watkin

                                     John Johnson
                                    1876 - 1933/4
    6th October, 1894  Joined the Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
                                     Given regimental number 4646.
                                     Served first engagement of 12 years (including
                                     3 years and 342 days abroad) being discharged
                                     On 5th October. 1906.
                                     Medals awarded: Queen's South Africa medal
                                                                    with Cape Colony clasp.
                                                                    King's South Africa medal
                                                                    on 10th Feb. 1902.
                                     Conduct on discharge: "Very Good"
    18th August, 1914  Re-enlisted in Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
                                      Given regimental number 2838.
                                      Taken prisoner either at Le Cateau or 1st
                                      Battle of Mons and interned at the infamous
                                      Camp at Wittenburg for the duration of the war.
                                      Discharge on 14th April, 1919 and transferred
                                      to Z Reserve.
                                      Medals awarded: 1914 Star
                                                                      British War Medal
                                                                      Victory Medal
    Could he have been entitled to another medal on the occasion of
    Queen Victoria's Jubilee? My mother always said that he paraded at
    Queen Victoria's funeral in London.

    John Johnson subsequently worked as a foundry labourer until his
    death in 1933 or 1934. he and Grandma had 12 children and my
    mother was the last one to die. She was 93 years old and passed away in 2006.

                                                                  George Clarke signature
                                                                  Grandson 9th March, 2012


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