Sunday, 23 September 2007

Private Harry Johnston Carson

Born on 23 April 1892 in Mountain County, Dundas, Ontario - husband of Jessie M. Carson, Kemptville, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Kemptville, Ontario, trade as blacksmith, married, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Kemptville, Ontario, on 18 March 1916 (number 639917) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 23 August 1917 - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave X.F.2), France.

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