George Alexander Johnston

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: February 1916
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: T/391886
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
  • Unit/Ship: H.T.
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 28.10.1918
  • Burial Country: Scotland
  • Cemetery: Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: EE.5.9.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 13 Forest Park Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: J & P Cameron, Haulage Contractors
  • Mother:

    Catherine Johnston, 13 Forest Park Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    George Hanson Johnston, 13 Forest Park Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    2 brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about George Alexander Johnston

George died of Pneumonia. Formerly S/12774, Seaforth Highlanders.

DRIVER SOLDIER DIES.

Driver G. A. Johnston, A.S.C., who was the third son of Mr and Mrs Johnston, 15 Forest Park Road, has died from pneumonia following influenza.  Driver Johnston enlisted in the Seaforths in February, 1916, and proceeded to France in August of the same year.  He was buried alive at the Somme in September, 1916, but was rescued, and came home to recuperate.  He returned to France in May, 1917, and was sent home suffering from shell shock the following month.  Deceased was transferred to the Royal Scots, and afterwards to the A.S.C.  In civil life he was employed with J & P. Cameron, carting agents for the N.B. Railway.

Dundee Courier 11th December 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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