1918. The Christmas Echo: Honour Roll Number. LLSC.
CEF no. 123917
Chester Gordon Johnson was born on 10 December 1895 and lived in London, ON. He worked as a driver for R Mountjoy & Son and resided with his family at 552 Central Ave. Before enlisting in the 70th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 30 September 1915, Johnson had already served in the Militia for one year. He was drafted into the 18th Btn in France and fought in the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The night of 20-21 July 1917, the battalion was subjected to heavy trench mortar fire near Lens, France. Private Johnson received multiple wounds and died early the next morning in the care of No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance.
He is commemorated on page 263 of the First World War Book of Remembrance, (Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, Parliament Hill).
Grave: Fosse No. 10 Communal Cemetery Extension – Sains-en-Gohelle, France.
Commemorated on: family headstone at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, ON.