Johnson, Stanley Frederick

Private Stanley Frederick Johnson's grave marker.
Private Stanley Frederick Johnson’s grave marker.

138615 Private Stanley Frederick Johnson was born in Nottingham, England 23 November 1890, son of Frederick Sewell Johnson and Alice. Sometime before 1915 he had travelled to Canada where he worked as a butcher before his enlistment.

He is buried in the Church (Rock) Cemetery, Nottingham, England.

Service Record

  • Previous militia service is recorded on his attestation papers but details are illegible
  • 30 July 1915 – Enlisted with the 75th Battalion, CEF
  • 12 November 1918 – He contracted influenza while on leave from France and most likely while visiting his family and died of pneumonia.

Note: The 1918-19 an influenza epidemic killed 1,396 people in Nottingham – 884 deaths were recorded during November 1918 only. At the height of the disease’s second wave, the City became the second most afflicted borough in Great Britain.

Thanks to Kevin Powell, a local historian in Nottingham and joint Heritage Walks Organiser for the Nottingham Civic Society for bringing Johnson’s story to us and for the photo of the gravemarker.

Front of attestation papers of Private Stanley Frederick Johnson, late of the 3rd Battalion, CEF
Front of attestation papers of Private Stanley Frederick Johnson, late of the 3rd Battalion, CEF

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