Madras Infantry India General Service Medal 1854 with Burma 1887-89 correctly named to; 2nd Lieutenant G. W. Johnson. 19th Madras Infy. Lieutenant-Colonel Gilbert Ward Johnson was born on 31st December 1866. He was the son of Major-General. Alured Clarke Johnson and Mary Taylor. He died January 1924 aged 57 years. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He also saw service in the First World War. His medal index card confirms that entered France 2nd October 1915. London Gazette number 28917 Monday 28th September 1914, entry as follows: The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), Lieutenant-Colonel Gilbert W. Johnson (Indian Army), 7th Battalion.
London Gazette 14th October 1890 confirms promotion from 2nd Lieutenant to Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, Madras Staff Corps. He had been seconded for service 11th December 1888.
Gentleman Cadet G W Johnson for the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst 14th September 1887.
London Gazette 15th December 1905 confirms promotion from Captain to Major 29th Punjabis.
London Gazette 19th May 1914 confirms promotion from Major to Lieutenant-Colonel 14th January 1913 in the 47th Sikhs, Indian Army.
Gilbert Ward Johnson has an entry in The Peerage.
Obituary for his father reads: Major-General Alured Clarke Johnson, R.A. C. B. Entered the Royal Artillery in 1849, served in the Crimea, in the Indian Mutiny campaign, and commanded his corps in the march from Cabul to the relief of Candahar
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