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12/01/2017 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.
12/01/2017 After training, Private Andrew Carson sailed with his unit from Montreal for England.
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12/01/2017 Private Carson was discharged to base and returned to his unit in the field on 19th October.
12/01/2017 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.
12/01/2017 Private A J Carson has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.
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12/01/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd December 1916:
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12/01/2017 Private A J Carson, Canadian Forces, formerly of Augher, County Tyrone, has been killed in action
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11/01/2017 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.
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11/01/2017 Andrew James Carson was the son of Joseph and Lizzie Carson. They were married about 1889.
11/01/2017 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.
11/01/2017 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).
11/01/2017 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.
11/01/2017 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.
11/01/2017 Prior to enlisting, Andrew Carson worked as a turner, a lathe setter-operator.
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11/01/2017 Andrew Carson emigrated to Canada.
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