The son of James and Rachel Johnson, Frank Johnson scored 4 victories as an F.E.2b observer with 22 Squadron. Sergeant Johnson received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 4531 on 21 April 1917. As a Bristol Fighter pilot, he scored 12 more victories with 20 and 62 Squadrons.
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) Bar
6391 Sjt. F. Johnson, D.C.M., R.A.F. (Kettering).
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in encounters with enemy aeroplanes, with the following results:—Attacked and crashed a Pfalz scout, drove down an Albatross out of control. On previous occasions he had destroyed four enemy aeroplanes and driven three down out of control.
(D.C.M. gazetted 26th April, 1917.)