Andrew Johnson was the youngest son of Samuel and Margaret Johnson. Andrew was born on 4th June 1891 in Drumballyhagan, Tobermore, County Londonderry. They were a farming family. Andrew’s mother died in 1904 when he was 13 years old. Andrew worked on the farm until he emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1911. Andrew joined Toronto Police Force. Andrew Johnson enlisted in August 1915. Sergeant Andrew Johnson was serving with the 75th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) when he was killed in action 9th April 1917.
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.