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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Cupar
- Service no: S/12791
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 42
- Date of Death: 07.11.1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Voormezeele Enclosures No's 1 & 2
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.L.54.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Leuchars
- Address: 184 Perth Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Game Keeper, Lucklawhill, Fife
Mary Johnston, 184 Perth Rd, Dundee
Charles Johnston, North Lodge, Kilmaron, Cupar, John & William, Mrs Duthie, Broomfield, Montrose
More about James Johnston
James was the brother of Pte John Johnston, S/12793, 8th Battalion, Black Watch, who died of wounds, 18.10.1916.
James Johnston S/12791 Black Watch
MONTROSIAN’S SON KILLED IN ACTION.
Mrs James Duthie, Broomfield, Montrose, has received intimation that her brother, Pte. James Johnston, The Black Watch, was killed in action in France on November 7. Private Johnston enlisted under the Derby scheme fully eighteen months ago, and after being about a year at Salonika he contracted fever and was invalided home. After a short period at Nigg he was drafted to France, and had only been six weeks there when he met his death. He was forty-two years of age, unmarried, and a native of Tayport. Before enlisting he was a gamekeeper at Lucklawhill, Fife. His brother, Private John Johnston, was also formerly a gamekeeper at the same place, was killed on October 17, 1916. Another brother, William Johnston, is on a mine-sweeper. Their father, Mr James Johnston, was at one time a salmon fisher in Montrose, but a good many years ago removed to Tayport.
Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin review 30th November 1917
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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