Andrew James Carson was the son of Joseph and Lizzie Carson. Andrew Carson was born on 2nd January 1893 in the Eskermore area. They were a farming family. Andrew Carson emigrated to Canada. Prior to enlisting, Andrew Carson worked as a turner. Andrew enlisted in January 1915 in London, Ontario. He gave his next of kin as his father, Joseph, who was living in London, Ontario. Private Andrew James Carson was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on 21st November 1916.
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.