Benjamin Percival Johnson

(1866 - 1941)
     Benjamin Percival Johnson was born in 1866 in Omeo, Victoria. He was the son of Benjamin Johnson and Emily Hodgson. Benjamin was a solicitor, Yarram, Victoria.
     Benjamin Percival Johnson married Emily Kate MacKenzie, daughter of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Mary Ann Hodgson, on 22 December 1892 in 'Calrossie', Yarram, Victoria. The local newspaper reported: ORANGE BLOSSOM - The marriage of Miss Emily Kate McKenzie and Mr Benjamin Percival Johnson was celebrated at "Calrossie", the residence of the brides parents, on Thursday last at 9 a.m., the Rev. James Groundwater being the officiating clergyman. Mr. Arthur Johnson, brother of the bridegroom, filled the important position of groomsman, while the bridesmaids were found in Misses Bertie and Georgie McKenzie and Miss Ella Johnson, sister of the bridegroom. Mr. D.T. McKenzie gave the bride away. A pleasant repast was served after the ceremony, which was partaken of by a good number of intimate friends of the happy couple and parents of the bride. The newly married couple left by train the same afternoon, the young people being simply deluged with rice as they left the station for Melbourne, where a short sojourn will be made for the honeymoon, after which they will return to take up their residence at Yarram where Mr. Johnson has been in practice as a solicitor for about 2 years past. In the language of old Rip Van Winkle, may the young people whose entrance to the united states has just been recorded "live long and prosper".
[TAB:]MARRIAGE: JOHNSON - McKENZIE - On 22nd December, at the residence of the brides parents, by the Rev. James Groundwater, Benjamin Percival Johnson, eldest son of Benjamin Johnson of "Dulce Donum", Punt Rd, Prahran, to Emily Kate, second daughter of Donald Thomson McKenzie of "Calrossie", Yarram Yarram
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     Benjamin was registered as as a solicitor holding land at Yarram, resid at 831 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, on the between 1935 and 1936 electoral roll.
     Benjamin died in 1941 in Kew, Victoria.

Children of Benjamin Percival Johnson and Emily Kate MacKenzie

Cyril Hamlyn Johnson

(1895 - 14 May 1918)
     Cyril Hamlyn Johnson was born in 1895 in Victoria, Australia. He was the son of Benjamin Percival Johnson and Emily Kate MacKenzie.
     Cyril served in the Army from 12 July 1915. Pte. Cyril B H Johnson, serial number: 3333, 6th Battalion. enlisted: 12th July 1915, killed in action: 14th May 1918.
     Cyril died on 14 May 1918. Obituary: The very sad and regretful news was conveyed to Mr. B. P. Johnson of Yarram, on Saturday last, that his son Cyril B. H. had been killed in action. Although a hero's death; it came as a severe blow to Mr. Johnson and family. He was about 23 years of age and sailed for Europe in Oct 1915, thus he has served his King and Country for 2 and a half years. We mourn the loss of men of his stamp, whose long continued service marks them as men possessed of true British blood. The last letter received from Pte Johnson, who was a Lewis machine gunner, was from Ypres. The death of the hero is further saddened by the fact that his mother is at present under treatment for illness in Melbourne.
     There is a stained glass window erected to his memory at Holy Trinity church, Yarram which calls him Cyril Ben Hamlyn Johnson..

Aenid Muriel Johnson

(1900 - 1952)
     Kathy Wright wrote in 2007:
Dear Linley, I am writing another book about my father Edward Sheargold Humphrey, who built houses at 356 and 358 Barkers Road, Hawthorn, the former being our family home.
Recently I went to the auction of Wrixon House, opposite these properties, at 311 Barkers Road, Kew. From the title it was evident that Aenid Muriel Johnson bought the property in 1939.  Richard Aitken Pryor built that house and I suspect also owned land on the Hawthorn side of Barkers Road. I also suspect that my father bought his land from the Pryor family when Richard Aitken Pryor died circa 1945. Did Aenid Muriel Johnson die at 311 Barkers Road, Kew? (If so, I lived opposite her from 1946 until 1952.) Aenid Muriel Johnson was born in 1900 in Yarram, Victoria. She was the daughter of Benjamin Percival Johnson and Emily Kate MacKenzie.
     Aenid died in 1952 in Kew, Victoria.