Johnson, Robert Harold Jervis


He was the elder son of Robert Baines Johnson of Little Burstead, Billericay, Essex, and before coming to Winchester was with Mr. L.T. Thring at Brighton; he played in 2nd XI cricket in his last Half. In 1913 he went to St. John’s College, Oxford, intending to pass in due course into the Regular Army. When war broke out he was posted to the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion Essex Regiment and went to France to join the 2nd Battalion in January 1915. He was shot by a sniper near Ploegsteert on March 13 1915. He was 21.

Source: National Archives File WO 339/21263

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Johnson
  • Forenames or initials: Robert Harold Jervis
  • House: B
  • Years in School: 1907-1912
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Essex Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 29th November 1893
  • Date of Death: 13th March 1915
  • How Died: Killed by a sniper
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer E2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: CALVAIRE (ESSEX) MILITARY CEMETERY: Grave I.J.9