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Private Hugh Norman Johnston



Date of birth: 1887-03-14
Place of birth: Goderich Ontario Canada
Next of kin: David Alexander Johnston, father. Grande Prairie, Alberta
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Carpenter
Occupation (normalized): Carpenter, General
Religion: Presbyterian
Date of death: 1942-08-08


Regimental number: 18514
Highest Rank: Private
Rank detail
  1. Private (Army). 1919-01-02 to 1919-04-11
  2. Private, 3rd Battalion, Infantry (Army). 1915-02-02 to 1919-01-02
  3. Private, 9th Battalion, Infantry (Army). 1914-09-16 to 1915-02-02
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes
Battle wounded/killed: Wounded April 24, 1915 at St. Julien


LAC ID: 335996
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B4877-S012
Uploader's Notes:

Son of David Alexander Johnston and Jane Anne Johnston (nee Bell); older brother of Willis David Johnston (Service No. 18208), Charles Bell Marshall Johnston (Service No. 2393340) and William Earl Johnston (Service No. 904761)

Embarked for France in February 1915, he served with the 3rd Battalion and was wounded at St. Julien on 24 April 1915, suffering a gunshot to the left chest which perforated the lung, fractured a rib and exited from his back. Captured, he was treated in a German military hospital in Roeselare, Belgium and in December 1915 was then interned as a Prisoner-of-War at Stendal, Germany camp and remained there until repatriated to England January 2, 1919

Uploader's Research notes: 9th Battalion Nominal Roll [Private Army Canadian Infantry 9th Battalion D Company Private Army Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion Private Army Canadian Infantry 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment ]


Date added: 2013-08-23
Last modified: 2019-06-17