George Allen Johnson

Jul 26, 1893

Born in Alsager, Cheshire, England to Allen and Ann Johnson


Oct 21, 1914

Shown on the payroll of the 15th Regiment, Argyll Light Infantry in Belleville, Ontario


Nov 7, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59514 (temporary number 882)

Ø  Next of kin given as A Johnson, Brook Cottage, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Wheelwright

Ø  Previous military experience given as 15th Regiment, Belleville, Ontario

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “H” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “D” 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


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Oct 1, 1916

While working with the 18th Battalion during the attack on Courcelette, France, Private Johnson received shrapnel wounds to his left leg and was evacuated to the No. 10 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid before being transported to a casualty clearing station


Oct 3, 1916

Transferred to the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital in Boulogne


Oct 7, 1916

Transferred to the No. 7 Convalescent Depot in Boulogne


Oct 12, 1916

Transferred to the No. 3 Rest Camp in Boulogne to continue his recovery


Oct 15, 1916

Discharged from the rest camp and reported to the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, and posted to “A” Company for those recovering from wounds and illness


Oct 22, 1916

After leaving the base depot, Private Johnson rejoined the 21st Battalion resting in Bully Grenay, France


Nov 7, 1916

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Nov 27, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Dec 9, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Aug 26, 1917

Attached to the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade Headquarters for duty


Sep 19, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from duty with brigade headquarters


Sep 21, 1917

Attached to the 2nd Division Train for duty


Dec 11, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 27, 1917

Rejoined the 2nd Division Train from leave


Jun 20, 1918

Admitted to a field ambulance sick.  There is no mention in the file regarding the nature of the illness.


Jul 21, 1918

Rejoined the 2nd Division Train from the field ambulance


Nov 25, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 15, 1918

On completion of his leave, Private Johnson rejoined the 21st Battalion in Seigburg, Germany


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia in Havre, France



On arrival in England he was transferred to “P” Wing in Witley pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario by train


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 279820

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge General Delivery, Victoria, British Columbia

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Rossmore, Ontario


Aug 12, 1921

Married to Norah Little in Belleville, Ontario


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