Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Roland Hope Johnston

In memory of:

Private Roland Hope Johnston

August 13, 1918

France

Military Service


Service Number:
183800
Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), R.C.A.C.

Additional Information


Born:

September 10, 1891 Calgary, Alberta

Enlistment:

December 3, 1915 Calgary, Alberta

Son of George Hope Johnston of Calgary, Alberta.

Brother of Lt. G.E. Hope Johnston serving with the Fort Garry Horse, and J.L. Hope Johnston of Calgary, Alberta.

Prior to enlisting, he worked as an accountant with the Winnipeg Oil Company. He was educated at the Western Canada College.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

V. AA. 8.

Location:

Villers-Bretonneux is a village 16 kilometres east of Amiens on the straight main road to St Quentin. The Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery is about 2 kilometres north of the village on the east side of the road to Fouilloy.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping – From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – News article from the Calgary Herald dated 26 August 1918 advising of the death of Pte Roland Hope Johnston.
  • Grave Marker – Grave Marker.
Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England, 2008.

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