Friday 15 January 2010

Private David Albert Edward Johnson

Born on 15 November 1889 in Poplar, England - husband of Elizabeth Johnson, Ottawa, Ontario (reported as a widower by 1918) - son of Mrs. Alice Johnson, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as general hand; married; currently a member of the Active Militia; previously served in the militia (three years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 March 1915 (number 410282) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - [then what?] - rejoined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Ottawa, Ontario on 4 February 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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