EAST HADDON HISTORY SOCIETY Northamptonshire, England

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ALBERT ARTHUR JOHNSON

At the time of the 1911 census Albert was a 14-year-old living in East Haddon, where he was born.


He was 18 when the war started and somehow he got to join the 49th Battalion of The 3rd Canadian Infantry, and was posted to France.


He died on 2nd June 1916. It is likely that his death occurred in the battle for Mount Sorrel, just outside the town of Ypres, which lasted from 2nd to 13th June 1916. The Canadians were part of the British defending force and suffered heavy casualties.


Albert has no known grave, but is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres (panel 24-28-30), Belgium, together with 54,000 other British soldiers.









Rank:                Private

Service No:     100573