Reginald Thomas Johns
ID # 164, (1903-1961)
|Father||Thomas Richard Johns (1870-1907)|
|Mother||Emma May Coleman (1876-1915)|
|Birth||Reginald Thomas Johns was born on 30 October 1903 at Galt, Ontario.|
|Death||He died on 12 June 1961 at Westminster Hospital, London, Ontario, at age 57.|
|Burial||He was buried on 15 June 1961 at Mountview Cemetery, Galt, Ontario.|
|Note||Birth reg. 044242-03 Galt, Waterloo Co.|
Reginald Thomas Johns was born Oct 30, 1903. Parents Thomas R. Johns and May Coleman. The physician as well as informant of the birth was J. H. Radford.
A Mountview Cemetery transcription shows Reg in Section 6, 24E-48-2
Reginald T. Johns/Sergeant/R.C.A.S.C./12 June 1961 age 57
One of Reg's death notices said that he went by the nickname of Snookie. He joined the Canadian Army at an early date after the outbreak of World War II. He was one of the soldiers evacuated from the beaches at Dunkirk. He was afterwards heard to say that he'd have traded his army boots for running shoes at Dunkirk anytime. He rose to the rank of Sergeant. He is said to have worked for newspapers in Galt, Sarnia and Detroit in his younger days.
After the death of his mother, Reg was raised by his grandmother Coleman (Harriet) and his Aunt Villa. Reg never married.
|Last Edited||14 Jun 2016|