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Fred Louis Johnston 3180118 Private 17th Reserve Battalion June 24, 1897 Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS February 11, 1918 Halifax, Nova Scotia Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS 5 Feet 6 Inches medium light brown brown Single Fisherman Roman Catholic Thomas Johnston (Father) Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS October 31, 1918 21 Grayshott (St. Joseph) Roman Catholic Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom C. 5. Commemorated on Page 437 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 18 Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument; Listed as “Johnson, Alfred L.” Baptised Louis Alfred, Fred Louis was the eldest son of Thomas Henry Johnston (1869–1956) and Georgina Anne (Surette) Johnson (1873-1930) of Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS. Having enlisted at Halifax on February 11, 1918 with the 1st Depot Battalion, NS, and completing three months training in Canada, he embarked Halifax on April 7, 1918 and disembarked at Liverpool England on April 10, 1918. He sailed on the SS Ulua. He was taken on strength from Canada at Bramshott Camp on April 20, 1918. On May 21, 1918 Private Johnston was admitted to the Isolation Hospital at Aldershot with measles. He was discharged on June 28, 1918 and returned to Bramshott Camp. He was taken on strength with the 17th Reserve Battalion. While awaiting transfer to an overseas Battalion in France, he became ill. Suffering from bronchitis he was admitted to No. 12 Canadian General Hospital at Bramshott on October 3, 1918 and became seriously ill on October 14, 1918. He died at 10:30 am on October 31, 1918 of pleurisy.
Fred Louis Johnston
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