John Johnston

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Kirkaldy
  • Service no: S/12793
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 18/10/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.G.1

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Cupar
  • Address: 184 Perth Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Game Keeper
  • Mother:

    Mary Johnston, 184 Perth Rd, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Charles Johnston, North Lodge, Kilmaron, Cupar, James & William

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Johnston

Believed to be the brother of Pte James Johnston, S/12791, 4/5th Battalion, Black Watch who was killed in action 07.11.1917.

John Johnston   S/12793   Black Watch


The sad news has just been received by his mother, who resides at 184 Perth Road, Dundee, of the death of Private John Johnston, Black Watch.  Prior to enlistment at the outbreak of war Private Johnston was employed by Mr William Berry of Tayfield as game-keeper.  Deceased was 30 years of age.  Mrs Johnston has other two sons serving with the forces.  Private James Johnston is at present at the front with the Black Watch, while William Johnston is on a minesweeper.

Dundee Courier 25th October 1916

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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