Cecil F B Johnson

Service:                Army

Rank:                    Gunner

Service No:           163213

Unit:                     No. 6 Coy Royal Garrison Artillery

 

Cecil was born in Kingswood South Gloucestershire in 1890.  He was the 7th child of Samuel & Ellen Johnson.  In 1901 he was living with his parents and 4 of his older siblings at 27 London Street, Kingswood, Bristol; his father was a shoemaker.  By 1911 the family had moved to 6 Queens Road, St. George and Cecil was employed as a clerk.  During the second quarter of 1917 Cecil married Florence K Ford in Bristol and their daughter Joyce was born early in 1918.

The Royal Garrison Artillery, in addition to the mobile fighting units that went to the theatres of war, also manned defence batteries at home and throughout the Empire, No. 6 Company were manning Northern Section Gibraltar.

Cecil died in a Edinburgh hospital on 3rd June 1918 and is buried and remembered with honour at Bristol (Avon View) Cemetery Grave reference DBK 5. Florence was resident at 99A, Redland Rd., Bristol.

Image by Doug Crew

References

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Long, Long Trail

1901 & 1911 UK census

Soldiers Died in the Great War