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Walter Johnson

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Walter Johnson (1842-1915)

1915 Obituary [1]

Major WALTER JOHNSON, of Arncliffe Hall, Northallerton, died suddenly on the morning of Tuesday, February 9, 1915, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. H. Dickson, at Redcar.

He was born in 1842 at West Wickham, in Buckinghamshire, and was the son of the late Rev. W. R. Johnson. He was educated at Rugby and Trinity College. The early part of his life he devoted to a military career, and obtained a commission in the Royal Scots Greys.

In 1871 he married Margaret Florence, the daughter of the late Sir Lowthian Bell, Bart. He retired from the Army with the rank of Captain, and, after residing for a time in Wales, commenced business in Middlesbrough as an iron merchant.

Some years later he joined the Board of Messrs. Bell, Bros., with which firm he was associated for nearly forty years. He was also a director of Messrs. Dorman, Long & Co., Ltd. He was for many years chairman of the Middlesbrough Chamber of Commerce, and was a warm supporter of the volunteer movement, having been for some time in command of the two Middlesbrough Companies of the Durham Light Infantry, from which he retired with the rank of Major.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1907.

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