JOHNSON William Inglis

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William Inglis Johnson was a solicitor before joining up at the start of the First World War. He was the son of George and Emma Johnson of Stamford and a pupil at Oakham School between 1895 and 1899. He was a Captain in the 1/4 Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment and was wounded during the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt during the Battle of Loos on 13 October 1915. William died of his wounds, aged 34, at No. 6 Field Ambulance Station. He is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, grave II.K.8, and is remembered in Oakham School Chapel.

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  • Bethune Town Cemetery 1
  • Bethune Town Cemetery 5
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Grave photo attached
By BN on Tuesday 17th June '14 at 4:30pm
William was at the time of his death Honorary Secretary of the Stamford District of the then Boy Scout Association. His death is recorded in the Association's Headquarters Gazette at the time. It recorded him as District Commissioner but this is beleived to be a reporting error at the time.
By Trevor on Sunday 14th October '18 at 9:18pm

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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