Service Number 13843
Battalion 12th Battalion
Regiment West Yorkshire Regiment
Raymond Johnson was born on the 8th January 1893 in Collingham, the son of Henry and Sarah Ann Johnson. Raymond was baptised in Collingham Church on 2nd April 1893. Henry and Sarah had about 13 children and six of these served during World War 1 - Albert (Navy), Walter (Bantams), Raymond, William, Alfred and David. The Johnson boys were some of the first from the village to enlist and serve.
Raymond Johnson served as a private in the 12th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment and was killed during the Battle of the Somme in July 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.
His brother, William Herbert Johnson, was also killed in the Great War
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