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Sergeant William Henry Johnson (1890–1945), VC

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bassetlaw District Council

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William Henry Johnson was born in Worksop on 15th October 1890. His father was William Johnson, a house painter. He worked at Manton Colliery, living at 1 Shelley Street and was a keen bell-ringer at Worksop Priory Church. He enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters (The Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) on 9th February 1916, serving in the 1/5th Battalion. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for 'conspicuous bravery' at Ramicourt, France, on the 3rd October 1918.

Bassetlaw District Council

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oil on canvas


H 90.1 x W 72.6 cm

Accession number

RETBM : A101

Acquisition method

gift from the Worksop Corporation, 1984

Work type