In response to the global coronavirus outbreak, St Peter’s School, York has implemented a strict visitor policy to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the whole school community. Following instructions from the government, the school site will be closed to pupils (apart from children of key workers) from the end of the day on Friday 20 March with no indication given of when that situation will change. We ask that all non-essential visitors also stay away from the school at this time. If your visit is essential, please read our visitor policy before you visit the school.

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St Peter's School

Richard Digby Johnson

RD JohnsonRank: Major

Date of Birth: 1876

At St Peter's: 1888-1893


Date of Death: 24/05/1915

Regiment: Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Maj. Richard Digby Johnson, Ypres Menin Gate Memorial

Thanks to Johan Moors for the images from his website Footsteps…1914–1918


  • In Y940.4 Lord Mayor’s gift to York servicemen: S/R O/S correspondence Jan – Apr 1915
  • Additional information from the newspaper card index in the Local History Library at York Explore.