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George Johnston

In memory of:

Private George Johnston

November 12, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

418788

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

42nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 11, 1890

Son of Thomas and Helen Johnston, of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. C. 31.

Location:

Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14.5 kilometres south-west of Ieper and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. The Communal Cemetery is on the eastern outskirts of the town. From the Grand Place, take the Ieper road and 400 metres along this road is a sign indicating the direction of the cemetery. Turn down the right into a small road and follow for approximately 400 metres. The cemetery is on the right and the BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION is at the bottom end.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Diary– The deaths of George Johnston (November 12th), Richard Smith Marshall (November 19th) and George Cox (November 21st) were reported in the War Diary of the 42nd Canadian Infantry Battalion for November 1915.

Source:  War Diary 42nd Canadian Infantry Battalion.  War Diaries of the First World War. Library and Archives Canada
  • Attestation Papers– Source: Library and Archives Canada
  • Attestation Papers (Reverse)

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