Frederick Henry Johnson VC (15 August 1890 – 26 November 1917) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross and one of 8 VC holders connected to Streatham
Johnson's father ran a confectionery shop at 13 Bedford Row (now 157), known these days as the "dip" on the site of the Mediterranean Bakery in recent years
He achieved the rank of Major and was killed in action whilst commanding 231st Field Coy. Royal Engineers in Bourlon Wood, France, on 26 November 1917 and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial to the Missing
For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in the attack on Hill 70 on 25 September 1915. Second Lieutenant Johnson was with a section of his company of the Royal Engineers. Although wounded in the leg, he stuck to his duty throughout the attack, led several charges on the German redoubt, and at a very critical time, under very heavy fire, repeatedly rallied the men who were near him. By his splendid example and cool courage he was mainly instrumental in saving the situation and in establishing firmly his part of the position which had been taken. He remained at his post until relieved in the evening.
The London Gazette,