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

 

Note:

 

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.