The Men

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T W Y

JOHNSON, JAMES

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Rank:
Service No:
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Age:
Regiment/Service:
Grave Reference:
Text on stone:

Guardsman
2723581
17/09/1944
20
Irish Guards 2nd Bn.
II. B. 10.
Loved and remembered, always

Additional Information:

Son of Job Johnson, and of May Johnson, of Scarisbrick, Lancashire.

James Johnson was born June 29th, 1924. During the war he served as a crewmember of an tank from the Irish Guards. On the 17th of September 1944 his tank was part of an operation called “Market Garden”. The Irish Guards broke out of there bridgehead at Lommel Belgium in their race to reach Arnhem. In the first minutes of the operation 9 tanks of the Irish Guards were ambushed on the road toward Valkenswaard. James Johnson his tank was one of them.

More info in the book “De weg naar Valkenswaard”.

Nephew of James Johnson holding a drive sprocket of one of the 9 Irish Guards tanks that got knocked out on the 17th of September 1944.

Picture taken at our exposition September 2019.