Sunday 17 January 2010

Private Edward Johnson

Born on 22 May 1895 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Edward and Margaret Johnson, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as tinsmith; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 27 January 1915 (number 410387) - transferred to 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 26 or 28 April 1916 - killed in action on 10 July 1916 - buried in Woods Cemetery (grave II.B.9), Belgium.

(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,

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