|1. Memorial:||Freemasons VC Memorial||Great Queen Street|
Awards & Titles:
|Victoria Cross |
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order & Bar
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: Royal Sussex Regiment|
|Action : War Survivor|
Although many perished in times of national conflict and in the service of their country, many more survived including those interned as Prisoners of War. Stories of those who did survive are included as part of this site, especially those with high gallantry awards, those included against an external rolls of honour and those who had a distinguished career in wartime and military leaderhip.
From 1928-32 he commanded the 2nd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment; Commanding the 12th (Secunderabad) Infantry Brigade from 1933-36; from 1938-1940 he commanded the Fourth Division, which followed by becoming a the General Officer Commanding Aldershot in 1940. He became the Colonel of the South Wales Borderers 1944-49.
Citations & Commemorations :On 4th November, 1918 at Sambre Canal, France the 2nd Infantry Brigade, to which the second Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment formed part, was ordered to cross by the locks south of Catillon. The position was strong and the assaulting and bridging parties were halted on arrival at the waterway 100 yards from the Canal by a heavy barrage. At this point Lieutenant Colonel Johnson arrived and personally led an assault but heavy fire again broke up the attack. He reorganised the assaulting and bridging parties and this time effected a crossing but the success of this dangerous operation was entirely due to his splendid leadership..
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Bowyer No. 1036 E.C.||Oxfordshire|
4th November 1919
6th January 1920
3rd February 1920
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley