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Gaylard JOHNSON

Private 24123 Gaylard JOHNSON of 17th Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Died of Wounds Tuesday 7th May 1918, No.3 Casualty Clearing Station, Gezaincourt, France, age 20

Of:22 Back Lane, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1898, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Emily Johnson and Arthur Johnson of 22 Back Lane, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Weaver
He enlisted in:Manchester, Lancashire
Remembered on:Grave/Panel II. A. 17. of the memorial in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.2, Somme, France
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde

Notes:

His name is spelt Gaylord on 1911 census.

The follwing telegram was sent to Johnson's Family:
To Johnson, 22 Back Lane, Hyde, Cheshire.
Deeply regret to inform you your son 24123 Pte G Johnson Royal Welsh Fusiliers Died of Wounds 7.8.18 at 3 Casualty Hosp. Douelle I am to express the sympathy and regret of the army council in your sad bereavement.

Back Lane is now part of Lumn Road.   See our notes on Old Place Names.