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William Henry Johns

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William Henry Johns, electrical engineer.

c.1871 Born in Devonport

1901 Electrical engineer, living in Greenwich with Ethel G Johns 23[1]

1911 Living in Kidbrooke, Blackheath, London, an electrical engineer with Ethel Gertrude Johns 32, and visitor Samuel James Griffith 37, electrical engineer and employer[2]

1925 Died in Reigate[3]

1925 Obituary

"We regret to have to report the death of Mr. W. H. Johns of "Clears" Reigate, which took place rather suddenly on the 9th inst., following an operation. Mr. Johns, who was fifty-four years of age, had for many years past filled the position of manager of the instrument department of Johnson and Philips, of Charlton, with which firm he had been associated practically all his working life, having joined it in 1890 after an apprenticeship served with J. Stone and Co of Deptford."[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. 1911 census
  3. Surrey, England, Church of England Burials
  4. The Engineer 1925/01/23