Friday 22 January 2010

Private Herbert Gerastus Johnson

Born on 11 August 1881 in Sacksville, Ontario - son of Daniel Johnson, Walkerville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1918: present address same as father; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 29 March 1918 (number 3057823) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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