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126204   Private Johnston Stockman
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 24/03/1885
Died: 22/07/1919 (Home)
Age: 32
Johnston Stockman was the son of William and Eliza Stockman. He was born on 24th March 1885 in Tobermore. He was one of 14 children. The family lived in Drumballyhagan Clarke, Tobermore, County Londonderry. His father died when Johnston was eight. Johnston married Margaret and they lived in Blackford, Scotland. Johnston was a labourer. Johnston was called up on 15th September 1917 to the Royal Army Medical Corps (No 126204). Private Stockman was transferred to 457th Labour Corps Agricultural Company on 1st June 1918 (No 591020). He was discharged on 3rd October 1918. He was physically unfit due to nephritis and deafness. He returned home to Sterling Street, Blackford where he died on 22nd July 1919.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Blackford Old Churchyard
  Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross, 30
Grave Ref: Grave 377
CWGC Casualty 2753514
There are 2 Commonwealth burials of the wars here.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 2 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Tobermore Book WW1 53
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Stockman family 1901 census lists Johnston as age 15 living with the family at house 2 in Drumballyhagan Clarke, Tobermore, Londonderry
2 Photo of Private Johnston Stockman's grave
3 Forum discussion Blackford War Memorial
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Johnston Stockman can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Johnston Stockman's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023