Thursday 14 January 2010

Corporal Arthur Daniel Johnson

Husband of Bessie Maude Johnson (later named Thomson in Victoria, British Columbia).

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 August 1915 (number 145055) - appointed Company Quartermaster-Sergeant in "C" Company - departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a Corporal in England on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 27 March 1918 - buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension (grave II.D.16), 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,; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.113)

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