Arthur Johnson Private - 1st Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders


  • Last name:Johnson
  • Initials:A.
  • Nationality:Great Britain
  • Date of birth:30-11-1918
  • Place of birth:Walsall 
  • Homeland:Great Britain
  • Age :25
  • Family:Son of George and Blanche Johnson of Walsall, Staffordshire.
  • Army number:4917032
  • Rank:Private
  • Unit:1st Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders
  • Division:51st (Highland) Division
  • Details:From his service number Private Johnson would have perhaps initially enlisted in 1939 in Walsall with the South Staffordshire Regiment. At some point he transferred to the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. This may have been on 26 August 1944. As the British Army was badly short of manpower, the 9th (Staffordshire Infantry Division) was chosen to be disbanded and its men transferred to other units to bring them up to strength. The Battalions of the South Staffordshire Regiment were part of this Division.
  • Deceased on:14-11-1944
  • Place Cemetery: Nederweert
  • Cemetery Name: Nederweert War Cemetery
  • Land Cemetery: Netherlands
  • Plot Cemetery: II
  • Row Cemetery: C
  • Number Cemetery: 8
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