Private GEORGE JOHNSON

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Rank Private
Forenames GEORGE
Surname JOHNSON
Initials G
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Tuesday, 06 June 1944
Age 24
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown
Service Number 3386281
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 6 Airborne Division (specific unit attached to unknown)
Secondary Regiment/Unit 3 Battalion, Parachute Regiment (not deployed in Normandy)
Regiment/Unit attached to 6 Airborne Division (specific unit attached to unknown)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration BAYEUX MEMORIAL
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location Panel 18, Column 1.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph NO EPITAPH
Family Details SON OF HERBERT JOHNSON, AND OF HANNAH M. JOHNSON, OF NORMACOT, STOKE-ON-TRENT.

Additional Information

 

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission records1 state that Private GEORGE JOHNSON was attached to 3 Battalion, Parachute Regiment. However, 3 Battalion, Parachute Regiment did not serve in Normandy. Therefore, the following are possibilities:

  • He was with 3 Battalion, Parachute Regiment, but was attached to a unit in the 6th Airborne Division.

  • That 'Battalion' (or Bn. as it is documented in Commonwealth War Graves Commission records) is a typographical error and should in fact read 3 Brigade (or 3 Bde. using Commonwealth War Graves Commision abbreviations).

Special Forces Roll of Honour website records2 state that Private GEORGE JOHNSON was attached to 3 Parachute Brigade, Headquarters, but do not provide any sources for where this information has been obtained.

Until documentary evidence is located, the Fallen Heroes of Normandy have recorded the unit for Private GEORGE JOHNSON as 6 Airborne Division (specific unit unknown).

 

 

References
1. As of January 2015.
2. As of January 2015.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph:  
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Additional information provided by: Carl Shilleto and Special Forces Roll of Honour website.

 

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