Section E – Row 1 – 2 – Johnstone


In Loving Memory of EMILY ELIZABETH, beloved wife of THOMAS JOHNSTONE who died 20th April 1935 aged 52 years.

Also the above THOMAS JOHNSTON? who died 13th December 1968 aged 84 years.

Also WILLIAM EDWARD JOHNSTONE their dear son who died in the Far East, 15th February 1942 aged 25 years.

Military record

Lance Corporal William Edward Johnstone, Royal Army Service Corps. He was killed in action on 15th February 1942, aged 25, defending Singapore against the Japanese invasion. He was the son of Thomas and Emily Elizabeth Johnstone of Cornhill-on-Tweed and is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

Not sure if William was a private or a Lance Corpral  he served in the regular Army for a number of years he was discharged  but later volunteered again for service on the outbreak of war.

He had been in Malaya for some time.

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