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George Hamilton Johnston

In memory of
Constable
George Hamilton Johnston
May 23, 1882
Fort Walsh, Northwest Territories

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Service Number:
345
Age:
21
Division:
Fort Walsh, NorthWest Territories, North West Mounted Police

Additional Information:

Born:
June 7, 1860
Enlistment:
June 9, 1879 Ottawa, Ontario

Cst. Johnston was born in Ontario and was a farmer upon his engagement with the NWMP. He was shot and killed at Fort Walsh by the accidental discharge of a bullet from a Winchester rifle that was in the hands of a fellow member who was attempting to unload his rifle. The firing pin was faulty and discharged the round in the chamber. Cst. Johnston is buried at Fort Walsh.

Commemorated on Page 221 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

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