1914/15 STAR & VICTORY to PTE JOHNSON, Grenade Section, 5th LOND.R KIA 1/7/16 on First Day of the Somme
1411 PTE A.B.JOHNSON 5-LOND.R (on 1914/15 Star & Victory Medal)
Archibald Bown Johnson, born circa 1894
Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson of 112 Choumert Rd, Peckham
Pre-war he worked for the Colonial Bank.
Joined the 5th London Regt - 'The London Rifle Brigade' - part of 56th London Division.
To France 2/9/15
KIA F&F 1/7/16 - apparently as a bomber in the Grenade Section (see Red Cross Enquiry Card image) - during the London Rifle Brigade's attack at Gommecourt, on the First Day of the Somme.
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.
With Medal Index Card, SDGW, ICRC & CWGC details.