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Thomas Miller Johnston


Tyne Cot Memorial. Ypres Salient. Flanders. Falkirk District
Tyne Cot Memorial. Authors image

67222 Private

170th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Inf), 170 Infantry Brigade, 57th Division

Age: 25

Date of Death: Killed in Action 26.10.17

Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial Panels 154 to 159 https://www.theypressalient.com/post/tyne-cot-cemetery-and-memorial


Family history: Son of Alex and Margaret Duncan Johnston, 5 Mary Street, Thornhill Road, Falkirk. They had five sons. Prior to enlisting Thomas was employed as a moulder.

The action leading to his death

The Machine Gun Company was in the line at Pilkem Ridge. The War Diary records:


Linesman. Pilkem Ridge. 170 Company, Machine Gun Corps. Ypres Salient. Flanders. Falkirk District
Linesman

Medals Awarded:

The British War Medal, Victory Medal.


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