Private Frederick Johnstone

Private Frederick Johnstone, 23rd Company, Machine Gun Corps. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 30, on the 23rd November 1917. He had been born in Hawick and was the son of Mary Johnstone and the husband of Helen Johnstone of 65 Castlegate, Jedburgh. He had been working as a rural postman in the Jedburgh district when he enlisted in the Cameronians before being posted to the M.G.C. in France. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Flanders, Belgium. the M.G.C. used the Vickers Mk. 11 water cooled gun in both defensive and offensive roles.

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