Private Thomas Johnstone

Private Thomas Fairgrieve Johnstone, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died in France from wounds, aged 25, on the 19th October 1918 during the “Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of Flora and the late George Johnstone of Galashiels and the husband of Jane Johnstone of 13 Young Street, Edinburgh. He had been working as a hairdressers assistant in Edinburgh when he enlisted in the Royal Scots. In France he was transferred to the K.O.S.B. He is buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” He Died To Save Others”. The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German Army during the final 100 days of the War.

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