1. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.127
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour43C GQS
3. Memorial:Liverpool Masonic Hall War MemorialCol.2. Hope St.

Awards & Titles:


Early Life :

Eldest son of William Henry and Loiusa Johnson, born in the West Derby / Liscard area of Lancashire. He made the 1891 census, being 2 months old and was resident of 88 Tetlow Street, Liverpool. The family grew with him having 6 brothers and sisters: Ellen Agnes (b.1893), William Henry (b.1895), Harold Victor (b.1897), Louisa Edmiston (b.1901), Robert James (b.1905) and Ernest Arthur (b.1908). By 1911, he had left the family home and resided near the docks at Park Place, working as a chef. He had, for some time, served aboard the S.S. Lusitania.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 10th Battalion (Liverpool Scottish) The King's Regiment 

1/10th (Scottish) Battalion August 1914 : in Fraser St, Bootle. Part of South Lancashire Brigade, West Lancashire Division. 2 November 1914 : landed at Le Havre and transferred to 9th Brigade, 3rd Division. 6 January 1916 : transferred to 166th Brigade, 55th (West Lancashire) Division.

Action : France & Flanders 

France & Flanders covers all the dates and corresponding locations which are outside the official battle nomenclature dates on the Western Front. Therefore the actions in which these men died could be considered 'normal' trench duty - the daily attrition losses which were an everyday fact of duty on the Western Front.

Detail :

Joseph enlisted into the Army as 3849 Private Joseph Johnson, 10th Battalion (Liverpool Scottish), The King's Regiment, by October 1914 and embarked at Southampton for France on the 23rd January, 1915. He was a private in 12 Platoon, Y Company.

On 16th June, 1915 he participated in the 1st Battle of Bellewarde, Belgium and was badly wounded and taken prisoner. He died of his wounds whilst prisoner of war.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Temperance No. 2714 E.C.West Lancashire

15th April 1912
10th September 1912
17th October 1912

Joseph is listed as a 21 year old Chef, from Liscard upon his initiation in 1912. His war service is recorded in the contribution register of the Temperance Lodge, in the 1916 column, followed in the same year "Killed in Action."

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