James Archibald Johnston
18 Bomb Disposal Company
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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.