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Robert Johnstone 38515 KOYLI ** Now Commemorated **

 
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject: Robert Johnstone 38515 KOYLI ** Now Commemorated ** Reply with quote

Robert Johnstone age 38 Private (38515) 8th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
Robert was a farmer when he enlisted as Private (23349) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in December 1915. He was mobilised in March 1916 and posted to the 1st Battalion in France in July. He was transferred to the KOYLI in December but evacuated home due to illness in February 1917.
Robert was discharged from the army due to diabetes mellitus in April 1917 and awarded a Silver War Badge (186921) He died of the disease in the family home at Banks, Tundergarth, Dumfriesshire on 3 August 1919 and is buried in Tundergarth Churchyard.

His case has gone forward.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added to the CWGC Register today 10 October 2018.

Private
JOHNSTONE, ROBERT
Service Number 38515
Died 03/08/1919
Aged 38
8th Bn.
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Son of Robert Bell Johnstone and Margaret Johnstone (nee Currie) of Tundergarth, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.
UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Location: Berkshire


Named on the Tundergarth and Lockerbie War Memorials.
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