Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Archie Duncan Johnston

In memory of:

Private Archie Duncan Johnston

October 8, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

652183

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 21, 1891

Commemorated on Page 437 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. A. II.

Location:

Haynecourt is a village in the Department of the Nord approximately 6 kilometres north-west of Cambrai and 1 kilometre north of the main Arras to Cambrai road (D939). On the D939 between the villages of Marquion and Raillencourt the HAYNECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY is signposted at the intersection of the D939 and the D16E Bourlon to Haynecourt road. Following signposts the road should be followed towards Haynecourt, then to the left after another 100 meters. This road leads into Haynecourt and the cemetery is to be found just outside the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Enlistment Cards– Records are property of the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre.
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– "Died of Wounds" Whilst taking part in operations with his Company on August 8th, 1918, he was seen crossing from one shell hole to the other, taking advantage of all the cover that was possible from very heavy machine gun fire at a range of about 200 years. Other comrades who had also sought cover in the shell hole he had reached found that he had been seriously wounded in the right leg midway between the thigh and the knee, - the bone being fractured. They rendered first aid and made him as comfortable as possible. he was later take to No. 1 Canadian Field Ambulance where he died the same day.

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