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400738   Private Andrew James Carson
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Dated added: 11/01/2017   Last updated: 12/01/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/01/1893
Died: 21/11/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Summary      
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 1566156
Summary      
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.
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1 1901 Census lists Carson family Lists Andrew J as age 9, living with his family at house 15 in Eskermore, Cecil, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Carson family Lists Andrew J as age 19, living with his family at house 15 in Eskermore, Cecil, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Private Andrew James Carson
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Andrew James Carson
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Private Andrew James Carson's death
6 Private Andrew James Carson Canadian Military documents (34 no.)