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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

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Fort Walsh, NorthWest Territories, North West Mounted Police

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June 7, 1860


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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