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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.
Further Information
Andrew James Carson was the son of Joseph and Lizzie Carson. They were married about 1889.
Andrew Carson was born on 2nd January 1893 in the Eskermore area. His enlistment papers give the date as 1893, GRONI as 1892. He was one of six children, four surviving.
Family: Joseph Carson, Lizzie Carson, Joseph William Carson (born 11th February 1890), Andrew James Carson (born 2nd January 1892), Robert J Carson (born 26th July 1894), Sidney M Carson (born 12th October 1897).
The 1901 census lists Andrew J as age 9, living with the family at house 15 in Eskermore, Cecil, County Tyrone. His father, Joseph Carson, was a farmer.
The 1911 census lists Andrew J as age 19, living with the family at house 15 in Eskermore, Cecil, County Tyrone. Both he and his father were farmers.
Andrew Carson emigrated to Canada.
Prior to enlisting, Andrew Carson worked as a turner, a lathe setter-operator.
Andrew enlisted on 16th January 1915 in London, Ontario. He gave his next of kin as his father, Joseph, who was living at 689 Colbourne Street, London, Ontario.
After training, Private Andrew Carson sailed with his unit from Montreal for England.
On 22nd September Private Carson was admitted to 13 Stationary Hospital in Boulogne with gunshot wounds to his right arm and left thigh. He was transferred to 1 Conv. Depot, Boulogne, on 27th September.
Private Carson was discharged to base and returned to his unit in the field on 19th October.
Private Andrew James Carson was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on 21st November 1916 in the Vimy sector.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd December 1916:
Private A J Carson, Canadian Forces, formerly of Augher, County Tyrone, has been killed in action
Private A J Carson has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Eskermore, Cecil Augher Census listing in Eskermore, Cecil 54.456809 -7.138804
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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.)
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2018