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Name: William Johnson

Burial Number: 0639

Gender: Male

Occupation: Army Major with the Royal Marines Light Infantry

Born: 06/08/1836

Died: 28/04/1911

Buried: 03/05/1911


William was born in Bangalore, Madras, India, the son of Major General Nicholas Fenwick Johnson and his wife Bridget Mary (known as Mary). He was baptised in Bangalore on 21st November 1836. William followed his father into the army and by 1855 was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the Corps of Royal Marines Light Infantry. On 3rd July 1856, he married Annie Bulman, the daughter of a chemist, at St John’s Church, Preston, Lancashire. William returned to India and served during the Indian Mutiny. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1858. His father died in India in 1861. William was again promoted in 1867 to 2nd Captain. By 1871, William and Annie were living in Hampshire with two of their nieces. On 1st January 1879, William retired from the army with the title of Honorary Major. He and Annie were then living at St George’s Villas, Auckland Road, Southsea. For a while the couple lived in Streatham, then at 9 Elmfield Road, Upper Tooting in 1887. By 1889, William and Annie were living on the Isle of Wight, firstly in Ryde and then in St Helen’s. A further move to Poole followed then a final journey to Sussex where the couple settled in Horsham, living at 26 Rusper Road. Annie died here on 3rd September 1906. William moved to Worthing in 1909 to live with his sisters Henriette and Alice in Heene Road. His other sister Mary died here on 5th March 1909 and was buried at Heene. William died on 28th April 1911. Probate was granted on 24th May to Henriette Eliza Johnson and Alice Johnson spinsters. Effects £154 0s 3d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 2 Plot: 3

Exact Location (what3words): awards.sober.curvy

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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in loving "memory of Mary Faris Johnson born June 5th 1834 entered into rest March 5th 1909 "Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation Romans Xll.12" "Lord all pitying Jesu blest, Grant her thine eternal rest" Also of William Nicholas Gibson Johnson Major retired R.M.L.I. entered into rest April 28th 1911 aged 74 years "Peace, perfect peace"

Further Information


Name: William Nicholas Gibson Johnson

Gender: Male

Born: 06/08/1836

Town: Bangalore

County: Unknown

Country: India


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 3/7/1856

Spouse First Name: Annie

Spouse Last Name: Bulman

Town of Marriage: Preston

County of Marriage: Lancashire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 28/04/1911

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Norham"

Address line 2: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £154 0 s 3 d

Current value of effects: £12038.00

Census Information


36 Queen’s Road, Alverstoke, Hants.

William aged 33, captain RMLI. Annie aged 37. Fanny D Redmond aged 20, niece. Louisa M Byron aged 17, niece.


“Chesterfield” Byrne Road, Streatham.

William aged 44, Hon. Major retired RMLI. Annie aged 50. Samuel E Ward aged 33, visitor, banking clerk.


“Corgrig” High Park, St Helen’s, Isle of Wight.

William aged 54, retired Major RM. Annie aged 60.


1 Church Villas, Canford Magna, Poole.

William aged 64, retired Major RM. Annie aged 70. Louisa M Ward aged 45, visitor.


“Norham” Heene Road, Worthing.

William aged 75, widower, retired captain and Hon. Major RMLI. Henriette aged 69, own means. Alice aged 65, own means. Plus 1 servant.

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