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Johnson, Walter
1 December 1917 – ????

Walter Johnson was the son of  Leonard Johnson. Leonard was born c1874 in Rawmarsh. Working as a coal miner he married Beatrice Walker in 1904 in Rotherham.

Walter, the youngest of four children, was born 1 December 1917 in South Emsall. Leonard died in 1936. In 1939 widowed Beatrice was living at 48 Titus Street in Saltaire.

Report from Shipley Times 7 July 1943 as follows: -

Mrs. B. Johnson, of 21a Titus Street, Saltaire, has been iInformed that her son, W.S. Bombardier Walter Johnson, R.A., who has been missing since the fall of Hong Kong, where he had served three years, is a prisoner of war in the hands of the Japanese at Osaka. Before enlisting he was in the employ of Salts (Saltaire) Ltd., Saltaire Mills.

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