Reginald Thomas Johns1

ID # 164, (1904-1961)
Reginald Thomas Johns|b. 1904\nd. 12 Jun 1961|p164.htm|Thomas Richard Johns|b. 15 Jan 1870\nd. 10 Apr 1907|p162.htm|Emma May Coleman|b. 29 Apr 1876\nd. 11 Feb 1915|p144.htm|||||||George W. Coleman|b. 1 Oct 1841\nd. 23 Apr 1922|p129.htm|Harriet Church|b. 12 Oct 1848\nd. 31 Mar 1930|p139.htm|

2nd great-grandson of Catherine Jones.
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Descendants of Catherine Jones & William Coleman
     Reginald Thomas Johns was born in 1904 at Galt, Waterloo County, Ontario.1 He was the son of Thomas Richard Johns and Emma May Coleman.1 He died on 12 June 1961 at Westminster Hospital, London, Middlesex County, Ontario.1 He was buried on 15 June 1961 at Mountview Cemetery, Galt, Waterloo County, Ontario.1 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 ofWorld 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.1

Last Edited=9 Jun 2009

Citations

  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.
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