Wednesday 13 January 2010

Captain Ambrose Johnson

Born on 23 September 1883 in Hamilton, Ontario - husband of Alice May Johnson, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife, trade as soldier, Presbyterian, currently a member of the Royal Canadian Regiment (for fourteen years, twelve years of which as an instructor).

Joined the 110th Battalion, CEF, as a Major in Stratford, Ontario, on 15 December 1915 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a Captain on 12 March 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.A.2), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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