Johnson, Walter E
Walter Edward Johnson
Son of John and Emily Johnson of Hampton Wick.
Born about March 1882 at Loughton, Essex
Lived at 1 Maud Villas, Church Road, Teddington in 1891, Eating House, Bridge Street, Hampton Wick in 1901 and 6 High Street, Hampton Wick in 1911.
Actor and Stage Manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London in 1911, he was touring with the Horace Golding Company in Australia in 1916 and returned home to England to enlist at Scotton Camp on 17th August 1916 as Wheeler (101213) with the Machine Gun Corps Cavalry.
On active service in France for 1 year and 170 days before being "seized with brain disorder" and was discharged on 2nd Feb 1918 as suffering from dementia "no longer physically fit for war service". He was admitted to the Middlesex County Asylum at Tooting where he died on 29th September 1918, aged 35.
Buried 3rd October 1918 at Teddington Cemetery with full military honours (Plot Dc-Border Grave 701)
His grave is marked with a Commonwealth War Graves Commission Headstone
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