Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1889
Lieu de naissance:
St George in the East, Middlesex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Gunner
Numéro de service:
30539
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Canning Town, Essex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Unités:
 —  Royal Field Artillery, "B" Bty.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
18/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Springfield - Maurenhof, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
28

Cimetière

Hospital Farm Cemetery
Parcelle: /
Rangée: E
Tombe: 5

Distinctions et médailles 3

1914-15 Star
Médaille
British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 3

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#3 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Gunner George Johns - a general labourer from Canning Town, Middlesex - served in “B” Battery of the 223rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery during the Battle of Passchendaele.

On 16 October 1917 George’s Battery took up positions near Vancouver Farm and the Keerselare crossroads. These positions, however, were untenable due to severe hostile shell fire and “B” Battery was moved to another location on the following day.

The new position was prepared at Springfield Farm, near the village of St Julien on 18 and 19 October. Though the guns had been relocated they also faced wet conditions, lack of cover, counterbattery fire and German shellfire along the roads.

Twenty-eight-year-old George Johns was killed in action on 18 October 1917, while the 223rd Brigade were preparing their new gun positions near Springfield Farm. George was buried in Hospital Farm Cemetery. He left behind a wife and two sons.

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