Tuesday, February 23, 2010

D. Johnston

D. W. Johnston
Toronto Star February 1, 1915

According to his attestation papers dated November 10, 1914 at Toronto, David William Johnston was born on August 18, 1895 at Ormiston, Haddington, Scotland.  He listed his mother Margt Johnston, at Bakery, Mimico, Ontario as his next of kin.  He was a baker by trade and indicated that he had no previous military experience.  He was 19 years and 3 months of age and stood 5 feet 8 inches tall.  He had brown eyes, dark hair and complexion.  He was Presbyterian. 

He was a Lance Corporal in the 19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) when he died on December 31, 1918.  He is listed as the son of John Edward and Margaret Johnston, of Station St., Mimico, Ont.  He is buried in the Park Lawn Cemetery in Toronto.

He died on the way home to Mimico from Montreal in a railway accident.  A public reception had been planned for the return of the Mimico men but was cancelled due to the tragedy.

According to the 1914 Toronto City directory John Johnston lived on the west side of Station Road, Mimico.  He was in the same location in the 1921 Toronto City directory.

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