Name:-   Johnston, James Alexander Kirkham

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   21

Rank:-   Private

Number:-  5064


Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  4th Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Date of death:-   13th October, 1916

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Contay British Cemetery, Somme, France

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    IV.B.9.

Family information:-    Only son of James and Emily Johnston, Beech Hill House, Coupar Angus, Perthshire

Extra information:-

1901 Census

Beechhill House, Coupar Angus, Perthshire

James C Johnston, head, 43, organist, b. Mierut, India

Emily M Johnston, wife, 46, b. England

James A K Johnston, son, 5, b. Chirnside, Berwickshire, England


In the Blairgowrie High School Register James is living with his family at Beech Hill House, Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie.  He was previously at Perth Academy.  He left Blairgowrie High School on 27/09/1912, and was born on 24/06/1895.

In the 1881 census there is a James Johnson (father?) aged 27, lodging in Hill Street, Coupar Angus.  His occupation is that of railway engineer, and he is listed as being born at Forfar, Angus.  This information lists Coupar Angus under the county of Angus, which is strange as other entries for Coupar Angus come under Perthshire.  I must double check this.

1891 Census

Is this connected?

29, Causewayend, Coupar Angus, Perthshire

James Johnston, head, 37, railway stoker, b. Forfar, Forfarshire

Annie Johnston, wife, 30, b. Coupar Angus

James Johnson, son, 8, scholar, b. Coupar Angus

William Johnston, son, 7, scholar, b. Coupar Angus

Euphemia Johnston, daughter, 5, scholar, b. Coupar Angus

Felix Johnston, son, 5, scholar, b. Coupar Angus

Coupar Angus Cemetery

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