No.292012, Lieutenant, Oliver Denn JOHNSON M.C.
Royal Artillery, attached 2nd Battalion Devonshire Regiment
Oliver Denn JOHNSON was born in 1919 (2nd qtr 1919 Bury St.Edmunds 4a:1234) son of Reginald Oliver Denn and Marjorie Morgan JOHNSON (née OLIVER)
In the 1939 register his parents were at "Crossways" Herrngswell. His father, a native of Barrow, was a market gardener/agricultural salesman who was at Half Acre, Barrow when he died in 1960.
He joined the Royal Artillery and gained an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 21/8/1943. Attached to the Suffolk Regiment 11/12/1943. Attached to The Durham
Light Infantry 6/7/1944, posted 11th Battalion DLI. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Attached to the Devonshire Regiment, posted 2nd Battalion
on the disbandment of 70th Brigade. KILLED in ACTION 3/10/44 with the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment.
Gazetted 21/12/1944. Recommended for DSO but awarded MC.
He was originally buried in Lent Burial Ground but re-interred at Arnhem on 10th September 1945.
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