Name:- Johnston, James Alexander Kirkham
Age :- 21
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
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.
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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