Wednesday 20 January 2010

Private Richard Johnson

Boprn on 12 July 1894 in London, England - husband of A. Johnson, Kingston, Ontario - son of Jack Johnson, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; trade as waiter; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 5 January 1916 (number 639253) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 4 March 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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