16101 Private Frederick Johnson.

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1st, 5th and 7th Battalions, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

Awarded the Military Medal in the Supplement to the London Gazette of 3 July 1917.

Johnson was born at Preston, Lancashire circa 1894 and resided at Nelson, Lancashire at the time of his enlistment on the 30 November 1914 at which time he was shown has being a weaver aged 20 years and 84 days, 5' 4" tall and weighing 110 pounds.

His Medal Index Card shows that he embarked to France on the 22 May 1915 and was also entitled to the 1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.

His medical documents record that he was wounded by a gunshot in the left elbow in early August 1916 whilst serving with the 5th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He was treated in the 2nd Northern General Hospital at Leeds from the 28 August 1916 and then discharged to leave on the 5 September 1916, he then returned to active service on the 30 September 1916. He later suffered a gunshot wound to the face on the 15 April 1917 whilst serving with the 7th battalion of the same unit and was treated in the Lakenham Military Hospital at Norwich from the 15 April 1917 until being released 'fit for duty' on the 9 June 1917. On recovery he transferred to the 1st battalion.