CEF Soldier Detail

Private Hugh Norman Johnston
Died: August 8, 1942

Regimental Number:
18514
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
1st Depot Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment
Company:
Place of Birth:
Goderich, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
David Alexander Johnston, father. Grande Prairie, Alberta
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
March 14, 1887
Trade or Calling:
Carpenter
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 16, 1914
Age at enlistment:
27
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded April 24, 1915 at St. Julien
Date of Death:
August 8, 1942
Age at Death:
55
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Yes
Interned:
Roeselare, Belgium
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Research Notes
9th Battalion Nominal Roll
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment
Private Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 9th Battalion D Company

Son of David Alexander Johnston and Jane Anne Johnston (nee Bell); older brother of Willis David Johnston (Service No. 18208), Charles Bell Marshall Johnston (Service No. 2393340) and William Earl Johnston (Service No. 904761)

Embarked for France in February 1915, he served with the 3rd Battalion and was wounded at St. Julien on 24 April 1915, suffering a gunshot to the left chest which perforated the lung, fractured a rib and exited from his back. Captured, he was treated in a German military hospital in Roeselare, Belgium and in December 1915 was then interned as a Prisoner-of-War at Stendal, Germany camp and remained there until repatriated to England January 2, 1919