British Home Child Information Sheet
BHC Registry ID #: 70274Name & Birth
Surname: JOHNSONGiven Names: Sydney
Born:25 April 1897Gender:Male
Born at:Hartlepool, Durham, England
Surname Adopted: A.K.A. Surnames:
Given Names Adopted: A.K.A. Given Names:Sidney
Died: 25 September 1916 Age at death: 19
Died at: France
Cause: Killed in Action War Related Death: Yes  
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Courcelette, Picardie, France
Cemetery Plot: X. C. 17. Find-A-Grave ID: 56467336
Sending or Escorting Organization: Waifs & Strays Society
Canadian Distribution Home Name/Address: Gibbs' Home, Sherbrooke
Age at Emigration: 14 Ship Sailed: Tunisian
Departure Date: 30 June 1911 Port of Departure: Liverpool
Arrival Date: 09 July 1911 Port of Arrival: Quebec
UK Boys/Girls Home Name/Address:
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Start Date End Date Placed With / Indentured To Placement Location
Surname Given Name
Year Country Prov/State Address, City Head of Household Relationship to Head
Spouse 1
Surname: Never Married Given Names:
Born: Born at:
Died: Died at:
Married: Married at:
Biological Parents
Biological Father
Surname: JOHNSON Given Names: William
Born: 1868Born at:Seaton Carew, Durham, England
Died: Died at:
Biological Mother
Surname: BAXTER Given Names: Emma
Born: 1869Born at:West Hartlepool, Durham, England
Died: 1907Died at:Hartlepool, Durham, England
Biological Parents' Marriage Details
Married: 1892Married at:Hartlepool, Durham, England
BHC ID Surname Given Names
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Military Service
War: WW1
Country Served: CanadaService Number: 700197
Regiment: 16th BattalionRank: Private
Attestation Date:08 December 1915Attested at:Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Next of Kin:Lydia JOHNSONNoK Relationship:Sister
Next of Kin Address:78 Eamount Gardens, West Hartlepool, Durham, England
Sources and Notes
In LAC BHC Index (travel) as Sydney JOHNSON, age 14

Record Title: Alphabetical Lists of Boy Emigrants to Canada, 1886 to 1915 inclusive: Sydney JOHNSON - Date of Birth: 1897-04-25 - Year of Arrival: 1911 - Date of Departure: 1911-06-30 - Sent by: Church of England Waifs & Strays - Destination: Gibb Home, Sherbrooke, Quebec - Notes: The list contains no other details about this boy --- Source: Library and Archives Canada - Database Item Number: 139290

UK GRO Birth Registration Index: Sydney JOHNSON - Mother's Maiden Surname: BAXTER - Registration Year: 1897 - Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun - Registration District: Hartlepool - Inferred County: Durham - Volume: 10a - Page: 149

Record Title: England & Wales, Christening Index, 1530-1980: Sydney JOHNSON - Birth Date: 25 April 1897 - Christening Date: 25 May 1897 - Christening Place: West Hartlepool, Durham, England - Father: William - Mother: Emma - FHL Film Number: 1546293

WW1 Canada Military Attestation / Service Record: Sydney JOHNSON - Service Number: 700197 - Date of Birth: West Hartlepool, Duram [sic], England - Place of Birth: 25 April 1897 - Killed in Action: 25-28 September 1916

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