Robert William Johnson - Stoker- Murton Colliery

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  • Description

    MURTON COLLIERY MAN ON THE FORMIDABLE Grave fears are entertained regarding the safety of Robert William Johnson, a stoker on H.M.S. Formidable. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson, of 19, Dene Terrace Murton Colliery. He only joined the Navy lasy June, and was 21 years of age. Prior to this he wokred as a putter at Murton Pit. He was keenly interested in cricket , and also played as goalkeeper for Merton United Football Club. Being of a jovial nature he has a large circle of friends. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 7th of January 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see:" > Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 5 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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