Johnson Oliver Denn Lt 292012
Name Johnson Oliver Denn
Army number 292012
Decorations M.C. Gazetted 21/12/1944. Recommended for DSO but awarded MC.
Date of birth Birth registered April 1919 at Bury St Edmunds - mother's maiden surname Oliver.
Age 25 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined the Royal Artillery - Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 21/8/1943. Attached to the Suffolk Regiment 11/12/1943. Attached to The Durham Light Infantry 6/7/1944, posted 11th Battalion DLI. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Attached to the Devonshire Regiment, posted 2nd Battalion on the disbandment of 70th Brigade. KILLED in ACTION 3/10/44 with the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment.
Company/Battery B Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 06-Jul-44.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 03-Oct-44. Initially interred in the Dent Burial Ground - map reference 712653 - and then re-buried on 10/9/1945 in Grave 9. C. 15. Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery. Cross on the headstone but no inscription.
Home address Son of Reginald Oliver Denn Johnson and Marjorie Morgan Johnson, of Barrow, Suffolk.
Source table 11DLI
Because of his attachment to the Devonshire Regiment at the time he was killed, Lt Johnson is not included on the DLI Roll of Honour in Durham Cathedral.