Johnson, Harry James Bryan

Regimental Number: 101052
Rank: Private
Branch: 49th Battalion

Harry was born in Petersburg, North Dakota on November 24, 1897. He came with his family to Saskatchewan in 1905, and then to the Peace River country in 1913, where he filed on a homestead at SE 35-73-5-W6. Harry enlisted in the Canadian army in Edmonton on July 20, 1915. On September 15, 1916 at Courcelette, he received gunshot wounds to both legs. Harry was invalided to Britain a few days later, and returned to France on June 9, 1917. In November of 1917, he contracted tuberculosis. On February 1, 1918, was once again admitted to a hospital and later invalided to Britain. Harry died on March 23, 1918 at 4:30 in the Canadian Special Hospital in Lenham, Kent, England. His grave marker is inscribed with “Beloved one farewell mother.”

Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 195, 1147; Pioneers of the Peace, p. 297