Second Lieutenant Robert Harold Jervis Johnson

Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery

Service Number  – Essex Regiment, 2nd Bn.

Killed in action on 13th March 1915 aged 21.

Buried at Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery in Belgium.

Son of Robert Baines Johnson And Florence Johnson of The Hope House, Little Burstead, Billericay.

Also commemorated on the Little Burstead War Memorial and The Holy Redeemer Memorial.

He attended Winchester College and their website records the following:

He was the elder son of Robert Baines Johnson of Little Burstead, Billericay, Essex, and before coming to Winchester was with Mr. L.T. Thring at Brighton; he played in 2nd XI cricket in his last Half. In 1913 he went to St. John’s College, Oxford, intending to pass in due course into the Regular Army. When war broke out he was posted to the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion Essex Regiment and went to France to join the 2nd Battalion in January 1915. He was shot by a sniper near Ploegsteert on March 13 1915. He was 21.

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