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Section 45-G Fred Johnson - Soldier of WW1 and Resident of Bramham

Fred Johnson WW1 Private - Born 1882 - Died August 11th 1987 aged 105 - buried in Bramham Churchyard.

Fred is the father of Dick Johnson - Bramham resident who was born in 1930.

Fred was born in Malton and worked as a huntsman/groom in the Malton area until WW1.

After the war he worked in Kirbymoorside before finding emploment in Bramham- specifically with Bramham Moor Hunt.

Fred was interviewed by Dr Alf Peacock on behalf of York Oral History Society on the 7th July 1986.


"We have recently been donated a collection of reel to reel tapes of interviews conducted in the early 1980s by the late Dr Alf Peacock, historian and expert on the First World War, with veterans and others who experienced the war first-hand. We have applied for funding to digitise the recordings and make them available to the public, run activities for York people, and producing a book and exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the war in 2014. Watch this space for more information."

Listen to the two interviews of Fred's experiences of WW1









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