Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Usher Sodan Topp

In memory of:

Private John Usher Sodan Topp

August 8, 1918

Amiens, France

Military Service


Service Number:

404480

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

3rd Bn.

Citation(s):

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Additional Information


Born:

October 26, 1896
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

April 8, 1915
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Richard Usher Topp and Mary Elizabeth Beley Topp of Muskoka, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 513 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. C. 24.

Location:

Villers-Bretonneux is a village in the Department of the Somme, on the road from Amiens to St Quentin. CRUCIFIX CORNER CEMETERY is south of the village at the crossing of the road to Demuin and the road from Cachy to Marcelcave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Muskoka Herald 20-Aug-1918
  • Press Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping 2
  • Newspaper Clipping 3– Pte. John Topp's brother also served during World War One.
  • Montage– The Church of the Redeemer (Anglican), Bloor Street, Toronto, Ontario.  Two 
World War One memorial plaques are located in the west transept next to War Memorial stained glass windows (1920).
  • Photo of John Topp– Served with the 35th Battalion CEF. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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