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542562   Aircraftman Robert Johnston
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Dated added: 11/12/2019   Last updated: 12/12/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Courageous, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Died: 17/09/1939 (Died at Sea)
Age: 24
Robert ‘Bertie’ Johnston was the second son of Mr and Mrs Robert Johnston of Tergarvil, Upperlands. He was born about 1915. From about 1930 he was in the employment of Messrs William Clark and Son Limited, of Upperlands. He was an electrician. In August 1937, he joined the joined the Royal Air Force. In August 1939, he was attached to the aircraft carrier HMS Courageous. Aircraftman Johnston was killed in action when it was torpedoed by a German submarine on the evening of 17th September 1939.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Runnymede Memorial
  Runnymede, Surrey, 
Grave Ref: Panel 3
CWGC Casualty 1802195
This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper's Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 WJ Clark and Sons, Upperlands - WW2
References and Links
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1 RAF Commands Brief details of Aircraftman 1st Class Robert Johnston
2 - HMS Courageous List of casualties - HMS Courageous
3 Wikipedia - HMS Courageous Details of the sinking of HMS Courageous
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