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Private 24123 Gaylard JOHNSON
17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

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

Home address:22 Back Lane*, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1898, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Emily Johnson and Arthur Johnson
22 Back Lane*, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Enlisted:Manchester, Lancashire
Remembered:Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.2, Somme, France,
plot II, row A, grave 17.
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

His name is spelt Gaylord on 1911 census.

The telegram 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.