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171257   Sergeant Andrew Johnson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 21/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/06/1891
Died: 09/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Andrew Johnson was the youngest son of Samuel and Margaret Johnson. Andrew was born on 4th June 1891 in Drumballyhagan, Tobermore, County Londonderry. They were a farming family. Andrew’s mother died in 1904 when he was 13 years old. Andrew worked on the farm until he emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1911. Andrew joined Toronto Police Force. Andrew Johnson enlisted in August 1915. Sergeant Andrew Johnson was serving with the 75th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) when he was killed in action 9th April 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 1569770
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Tobermore Presbyterian Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Tobermore
2 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 1 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Tobermore Book WW1 16
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Johnson family 1901 census lists Andrew as age 10 living with the family at house 5 in Drumballyhagan, Tobermore, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Johnson family 1911 census lists Andrew as age 19 living with the family at house 1 in Drumballyhagan, Tobermore, Londonderry
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Sergeant Andrew Johnson
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Sergeant Andrew Johnson
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Sergeant Andrew Johnson's death
6 Sergeant Andrew Johnston Canadian Military documents (28 no.)
7 Tobermore Community Projects Details of Sergeant Andrew Johnson including photo
8 Wikipedia description Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023