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John Rosser Johnstone

In memory of:

Private John Rosser Johnstone

November 16, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

A/24161

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

Division:

5th Bn.

Citation(s):

British War Medal and Victory Medal, 1914 - 1915 Star

Additional Information


Born:

November 11, 1890
Elphinstone, Manitoba

Enlistment:

January 4, 1914
Winnedosa, Manitoba

Son of Margaret and John Charles Johnstone of Elphinstone, Manitoba. He was single and listed himself as a telephone lineman.

Commemorated on Page 21 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. D. 28.

Location:

BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION is located 12.5 kilometres south of Ieper town centre on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 kilometres along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365 which forms the right hand fork leads to the town of Mesen. The BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION lies 3 kilometres beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365 and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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