On this day 21st September 1917 – Hill 70

21.7.1917 LES BREBIS: Battalion relieved 1st LEICESTERS and 1st WEST YORKS in SUPPORT on HILL 70 RIGHT.

LIEUT COLONEL CB JOHNSON killed in action.

MAJOR W SEATON assumed temporary Command.

Johnson CB

Cyril Benton Johnson was killed by a shell whilst going up to the trenches just in from of Loos. He died instantly and was buried at the little Cemetery of Sailly-Labourse. He was 27 years old.Johnson LN death

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

21/IX/17: We commenced relieving portions of the 71st and 18th Infantry Brigades in HILL 70 Sector.


139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

1878/240311 Corporal Wilfred Higginbottom was killed in action

johnson-higginbottomWilfred was a Pre-War Territorial from Chesterfield who served in “A” Company and is now buried next to his Commanding Officer.


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