James Henry Johnson

Submitted by: Catherine Sarver {Granddaughter}

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James Henry Johnson born around 1893. James Johnson served in World War 1 with the United States Army . The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1917.

Story of Service


My grandfather drove an ambulance to the front lines in France to bring back the injured. He was injured twice. Once when he and his ambulance were hit by shrapnel. He got a back injury from that.  He got a back injury and was trained by the government to become a watch maker. Another time mustard gas got under his helmet causing him permanent hair loss.

Even though his name was James Henry Johnson everyone called him Tom! I have no idea if he was called Tom in the military. I also don’t know the enlistment or discharge dates.