1813 Info 2 for Mary Crompton
The children of Mary Crompton and Richard fisher Johnson

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Richard Fisher Johnson (born 1843), Mary and Richard's eldest son

1881 Census  Sun/Mon 3/4th April 1881
Source:	     FHL Film 1342085  PRO Ref RG11
             Piece 4521 Folio 20  Page 33
Dwelling:    13 Halton Street
Place:       Leeds, York
                    Rel   Mar  Age  Occupation        Birthplace
Richard Johnson	    Head   M   38   General Labourer  Holme Upon Spalding Moor
Louisa E. Johnson   Wife   M   37   Gen.Lab wife      North Newbald
Louisa M. Johnson   Dau        12   Scholar           Holme Upon Spalding Moor
John G. Johnson	    Son         9   Scholar           Holme Upon Spalding Moor
Eva Johnson         Dau         7   Scholar           Holme Upon Spalding Moor
Frederick Johnson   Son         5   Scholar           Holme Upon Spalding Moor
Frances J. Johnson  Dau         3                     Mickethorpe, York
Flory Johnson       Dau         3m                    Leeds, York

Edmond Johnson, Mary and Richard's third child

Edmond and Agnes Jane JOHNSON had ten children.

Lilian Agnes Johnson

From Lilian Agnes JOHNSON, their fourth child, grew Frank WRIGHT''s line. Frank emigrated to Canada.

Deaths in World War 1

In 1916 and 1918, when the widow Agnes Jane JOHNSON received news of the World War 1 deaths of two of her children, she was living at Lower Barnbow Farm, Scholes, north east of Leeds and off the Tadcaster road. Both deaths appear to be in sad circumstances

In Memory of
Rifleman Z/2452
"B" Coy. 21st Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps
who died on
Saturday 30 September 1916. Age 23.

Remembered with honour
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Barwick-in-Elmet is the next village east of Scholes and must have therefore been the family church. Richard Fisher JOHNSON's burial there suggests he either died of injuries in the UK, was wounded and return home to a UK hospital or that he died at home.

In Memory of
Private 42191
1st Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
who died on
Sunday 3 November 1918.

Remembered with honour
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Frank JOHNSON died eight days before the Armistice in an action that may have involved the war poet Wilfred Owen, who died the following day, with the 6th Division, whilst clearing Ors, a village adjacent to Le Cateau, on the 1st November, 1918.

Le Cateau is a small town about 19 kilometres south-east of Cambrai. Highland Cemetery is about 1 kilometre south of the town on the D12 road to Wassigny.

After the Battle of Le Cateau (26th August, 1914), the town remained in German hands until the middle of October, 1918. Plot III (which is the original cemetery) was made by the 50th (Northumbrian) Division after the fighting of the 17th October; and the name of Highland Cemetery is suggestive at once of the comparatively high ground on which it stands and of the thirty-two graves of the 13th (Scottish Horse) Battalion, Black Watch, found in this Plot. The cemetery was greatly enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of graves (of October and November, 1918) from isolated positions on all sides of Le Cateau. There are now over 600, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 60 are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 2,292 square metres and is enclosed by a wall.

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