Thursday 21 January 2010

Private William Joseph Johnson

Born on 19 April 1897 in Collingwood, Ontario - son of Joseph Augustus Johnson, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 28 January 1916 (number 725191) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 30 May 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 1 February 1919 - 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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