CEF Soldier Detail

Sergeant Andrew Johnson
Died: April 9, 1917

Regimental Number:
171257
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
75th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Drumballyhagan, Maghera County
Country:
Ireland
Next of Kin:
Maggie Johnston, Derry, Ireland, Londonderry, Ireland
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
June 4, 1889
Trade or Calling:
Policeman
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
August 20, 1915
Age at enlistment:
26
Height:
5 Feet 11 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
2 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Whilst taking part in the attack on Vimy Ridge he was shot through the right hip and owing to the heavy shell fire it was impossible to take him to the rear. His body was recovered a few days kater,
Date of Death:
April 9, 1917
Age at Death:
27
Buried at:
Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
N/A
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 4849-33
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
Details of death from Ancestry.com which includes a digitized image of the casualty form from the "Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948” database

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Sergeant Canadian Infantry 75th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 83rd Battalion