3.6.1917 LIEVIN SECTOR: 2/Lt LN JOHNSON MC killed in action whilst on working party (M.30.C.9.5).
1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]
2nd Lieut. LN Johnson’s death occurred on the 3rd June while in charge of a working party in the Bois de Raiumont, when an advanced trench was being dug for the assembly position of the 138th Infantry Brigade, who attacked from there a few days later.
Johnson was one of the Battalion’s most popular officers……and his grave is in the little cemetery between Fosse 10 and Sains-en-Gohelle, where rest the bodies of a good many of the Battalion’s Rank and file.
1/6th Battalion Regimantal History
Casualties from the 3rd June 1917
Alban Offord from Retford died aged 21
1658/240201 Sergt William Booth aged 26.
4398/241494 Pte Harry Cooper aged 47.
5122/241864 Pte Harry Fuller aged 24.
7751/242541 Pte William Howitt-Walker.
2540/242605 Pte Walter Moxon aged 28.
1868/242606 Pte Alban Offord aged 21.
Lieut Leslie Nethercote Johnson aged 29.
The men were buried in either Fosse No.10 Communal Cemetery Extension in Sains-en-Gohelle, which was the site of the North Midland Field Ambulance, or in Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery by the 7th Casualty Clearing Station.