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Private Alfred Andrew Johnson

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Private Alfred Andrew Johnson

Birth
Bishops Caundle, West Dorset District, Dorset, England
Death 25 Oct 1918 (aged 18)
Pommereuil, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Burial Saint-Souplet, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot I. B. 15.
Memorial ID 24760292 View Source
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Alfred was the son of Frederick Johnson and Kate Spicer Johnson. He lost two of his brothers in the war. John Frederic Johnson (Memorial# 12989693) and Alex Cuthbert Johnson (Memorial# 56382252).

From what is known from the diary of his unit, and assuming that he stayed with them all the time, it is very likely that he died of either a gas attack or snipers in the area of the Battalion headquarters in L'Eveque Woods just east of Le Pommereuil, France and about 5 1/2 miles northeast of St. Souplet British Cemetery. The Battalion diary for that day indicates 3 Ordinary Recruits killed on October 25, 17 days before the cease fire of November 11. A map of his Battalion's odyssey beginning on August 1st is at

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jMrKnl-pSUsTq2BwLJz1615uOIA&usp=sharing

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Service No: 14845
Age: 18
Regiment/Service: The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 1st Bn.



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