William Johnson

Born: Aldershot, 1891

Died: 20 Nov 1917

Burnley career:

0 appearances,

0 goals

Position: Defender

William Johnson was a versatile defender, mainly a half back, and an all-round sportsman. He played his first games for Burnley reserves in 1911 and appeared regularly over the following few years, prior to the Great War, although he never played at senior level.

He worked in a local brewery and was from an Army background, living in India for many years with his military family before arriving in Burnley.

Lance Corporal.William Johnson
4th Kings Own Liverpool Regiment
Killed in Action Belgium, 20 November 1917, aged 27
Buried in Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

His war is over, his sun is set, 
But those who loved him, will never forget. 

Acknowledgements and thanks for additional research are due to the following: 
Ray Simpson,
Peter Briggs, 
Mike Smith, 
Website www.burnleyinthegreatwar.info.