Thursday 21 January 2010

Sergeant Samuel Johnson

Born on 6 December 1889 in Belfast, Ireland - son of Mrs. Ellen Johnson, Belfast, Ireland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; light brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 21 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410793) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 8 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 April 1917 - wounded on 28 April 1917 - invalided to England on 30 April 1917 - later served with reserve units and promoted to Acting Company Quartermaster-Sergeant.

(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)

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