Lawrence H. Johnson

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Private, Field Hospital, 30th Div., 105th San. Tr. Son of L. E. and E. A. Johnson, of Cabarrus County. Entered service Aug. 27, 1917. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., Sept. 1, 1917; went to France June 4, 1918. Fought at Ypres Front, Hindenburg Line, Cambrai, St. Quentin Front. Was on duty collecting post Sept. 24, 1918, to Sept. 30, 1918. During this time was employed as runner between collecting post and regimental advance post. Was often under heavy shell fire, working day and night. Realizing the need of more stretcher bearers, he secured eight German prisoners, organizing them in little squads, succeeding in rescuing a large number of wounded men. This, no doubt, saved many lives, which is worthy of high praise. Returned to USA April 2nd. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 7, 1919.

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AccessGenealogy.comNorth Carolina World War 1 Military Records. Web. 1 February 2015. - Last updated on Nov 2nd, 2011

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