JOHNSON, William John

Known as: 
Johnny
Rank: 
Bombardier
Unit/Base: 
5 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery / later Royal Engineers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
889665
P.O.W. number: 
18644
William Johnson was attested into the Royal Artillery in 1938. He later joined No.5 Commando, was promoted Bombardier, and embarked on HMS Campbeltown for the raid at St. Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Reported missing after the raid later found to be a prisoner of war.
After release in 1945 he was transferred to the Royal Engineers 8 August 1945.
 
Sources
Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942.
St. Nazaire Society.
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/43.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1 and WO392/11.
 

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