Sunday 17 January 2010

Corporal Ernest Harry Johnson

Born on 26 October 1894 in Dudley, England - son of Mrs. Amy Johnson, Mount Dennis, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother; trade as machinist; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.75 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; green eyes; black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 8 December 1915 (number 775095) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 12 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 - wounded on 13 January 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 April 1918 - invalided sick to England on 16 May 1918.

(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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