World War I Soldiers Remembered: Forrest Harwood Johnson

13 Jul

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Forrest Harwood Johnson was born March 19, 1897 in Hylas. His father was Charles Evander Johnson and his mother was Lelia Satterwhite. He was a 21-year-old farmer when he was drafted on September 28, 1918. According to his Registration Card, we know he was single and had blue eyes and light hair.

He was inducted into service on September 5, 1918 at Goochland Courthouse and sent to Camp Lee, Virginia. According to his war record, he stayed at Camp Lee training center and never went to Europe. He stated that he “wanted to do my duty” and that camp life was “beneficial” to his mental and physical well being.

On December 29, 1930, he married Isabella Barron Franklin. He passed away on June 4, 1992.

If you have any photographs of World War I service men and women from Goochland, please contact the Goochland County Historical Society. We would love to scan your photographs and add them to the World War I Commemorative Collection. Contact us at 804-556-3966 or at goochlandhistory@comcast.net.

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