2126181 Corporal


James Archibald Johnston


18 Bomb Disposal Company


Royal Engineers


Photo donated by a friend


Son of John and Margaret Johnston of Longtown, Cumberland


Died on the 8th January 1944. Aged 24


Buried at Salerno War Cemetery, Italy


Grave II. D. 43




Corporal J.A. Johnston died whilst dealing with a 500lb British bomb fitted with a type 37 pistol. Sapper’s F.G. Biddle, P. Carney Sergeant H. Evans BEM,  Sapper’s W. Pearn, G.W. Rice and Lieutenant B.M.M. Sinclair also died at this incident.