Tuesday 19 January 2010

Lieutenant Percy Edward Johnson

Born on 1 October 1890 in Woodstock, Ontario - son of George Edward and Ellen Mary Johnson, Woodstock, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as student; Church of England; currently a member of the 22nd Regiment Oxford Rifles (three years); no previous military service.

Joined the 168th Battalion, CEF, as a Lieutenant in Woodstock, Ontario, on 8 February 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a Lieutenant on 19 January 1917 - wounded at duty on 30 March 1917 - killed in action on 28 June 1917 - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave X.D.1), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

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