George Henry Johns

Jun 21, 1880

Born in Portsmouth, England


Sep 20, 1906

Married to Frances May Mitchell in Peterborough, Ontario


Nov 13, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59510 (temporary number 190)

Ø  Next of kin given as Frances May Johns, wife, Marmora, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Furnace Man

o   Later noted as Silver Smelting and Refining

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “B” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “A” Company

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Aug 27, 1915

Appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal with pay


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Apr 2, 1916

While in the N & O trenches near Voormezeele, Belgium, Lance Corporal Johns received shrapnel wounds to his left leg and was evacuated to a field ambulance for first aid before being transported to a casualty clearing station


Apr 3, 1916

Transferred to the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital in Boulogne, France for treatment


May 6, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Aberdonian


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Weston Favell Auxiliary Hospital, Northampton

Transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) for pay purposes while in hospital


May 8, 1916

Transferred to the No. 2 Military Hospital in Peterborough


Jul 26, 1916

Discharged from hospital and transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion in West Sandling


Oct 16, 1916

Admitted to the Moore Barracks Hospital in Shorncliffe with a diagnosis that reads Gastric Indigestion


Nov 22, 1916

Transferred to the Hermitage Military Hospital in Shorncliffe and the diagnosis was changed to read Indigestion


Dec 7, 1916

transferred to the 64th Battalion for pay purposes while in hospital


Dec 29, 1916

Discharged from hospital and transferred to the Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre in Hastings


Mar 1, 1917

Attached to the GDD (Garrison Duty Depot) in Hastings for light duties


Mar 8, 1917

Attached to the APM (Assistant Provost Marshall) for duty with Military Police


Mar 9, 1917

Attached to the CMP (Canadian Military Police) in London for duty


Mar 12, 1917

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) and remained attached to Canadian Military Police


Apr 20, 1917

Transferred to the Assistant Provost Marshall and remained on police duty in London


Jul 13, 1917

Attached to the Assistant Provost Marshall in Buxton for police duty


Nov 26, 1917

Attached to the Canadian Military Police in London


Apr 16, 1918

Ceased to be attached to military police in London


Apr 24, 1918

Attached to the General Depot in Shorncliffe


Jun 17, 1918

Attached to the CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton pending return to Canada


Sep 24, 1918

Embarked the SS Llanstephan Castle in London



Oct 8, 1918

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario where he was Taken On Strength the Casualty Company, Military District No. 3, Kingston


Oct 9, 1918

Granted leave until October 22, 1918


Nov 1, 1918

Admitted to the Queen’s University Hospital in Kingston with a diagnosis that reads Gastric Ulcer


Nov 13, 1918

Discharged to duty from hospital


Nov 21, 1918

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Lance Corporal

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “A”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 3 Strachan St., Belleville, Ontario

Following the end of the war, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 3 Strachan St., Belleville, Ontario


Mar 30, 1924

George’s wife Frances died in Belleville, Ontario of Angina Pectoris and Neuritis and was buried in the Belleville Cemetery

He was later married to Mary Spencer in Belleville


Dec 21, 1938

George Henry Johns died in Mohawk, New York and was buried in the Armory Hill Cemetery, Illion, New York, USA



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