Private James Johnstone

Private James Johnstone, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots. He died of wounds on 15th July 1916 in France during the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-Le-Sec, Somme, France. He was the son of Mrs Johnston of 42 Duke Street, Coldstream and had originally enlisted in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He had been wounded in France with the Battalion and was then sent to the Dardanelles where he transferred to the Royal Scots and was sent back to France in time for the Somme Offensive. Before the war he had worked for Mr Rule of Ford as a plasterer.

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