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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