Alfred Samuel Johnson, Spr.

Map point: Family residence on 1911 census - Lot 6, Conc 4, Stanhope (Map point is an approximate location within this lot.)

Date of birth: 1 Apr 1898

Birthplace: Stanhope

Occupation and residence on enlistment: Farmer, Minden

Enlistment date and place: 3 Mar 1916, Minden

Regimental service #: 724082


109th Victoria & Haliburton Overseas Battalion, C.E.F.

124th Canadian Pioneer Battalion

6th Battalion Canadian Engineers

4th Battalion Canadian Engineers

12th Reserve Battalion

3rd Reserve Battalion

Notes on war service: Alfred was 17 years old when he enlisted. He served in France and suffered a gunshot wound to his left thigh on 13 Apr 1917 while with theĀ  124th. He was discharged on 29 May 1919 in Toronto.

Killed in action? : No

Notes on life after the war: His proposed residence after discharge was with his father Richard at 305 Greenwood Avenue, Toronto. On his medal card in his personnel file, his 1929 address is 2235 Castro Street, San Francisco, California. On the 1930 US census, he is a furrier in Oakland, California, and by the time of the 1940 census, he is a manager in a fur factory in San Francisco.

Link to digitized service file at Library & Archives Canada

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands Family Tree website

Information source: LIbrary & Archives Canada, Personnel Records of the First World War

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