James Johnson

1/6th Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment

James Johnson was born 21st April 1992.

James Attested on 10th December 1915, he was then placed on the Army Reserve.

His details in 1916 were:

Born: Sedgley, Staffordshire
Occupation: barber
Height: 5′ 4 1/4"
Weight 112 lb
Chest: 34", expansion 4"
Good vision

He was innoculated for TB in February 1916
His father was Joseph Johnson, of 48 High Street, Princes End, Coseley, Staffordshire. At a later date his records were altered, changing his next of kin from his father to his wife ā€œEā€, at the same address.


Battalion Record Rank Date
  Attested   10.12.1915
  To Army Reserve   11.12.1915
  Mobilised   10.02.1916
2/6 Posted Pte. 12.02.1916
1/6 Posted Pte. 03.09.1916
1/5 Posted Pte. 22.02.1919
1/5 Home posted Pte. 12.06.17
  Posted UK for demobilisation   29.08.1919

Norman volunteered in December 1915, but was not called up until 10th February 1916. He was given a medical 11th February, and Posted to the 2/6th Battalion in St. Albans on 12th February. He was placed in C Company. After training he was then posted to the 1/6th Battalion in France, sailing Folkestone to Bologne on the 3rd September 1916.

He was granted a furlough 30.09.1918 to 14.10.1918.

During his demobilisation he signed to state that he had no disability due to his Military service.


NA WO 363

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