Driver James F Johnston

21 Sep 1944

James Francis Johnston, son of Charles and Rebecca Johnston, of Hoole, Cheshire, he was one of six children and before enlisting he was a Motor Driver for an Agricultural Implement Repairer. He enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Driver Johnston successfully completed Glider training and was posted to 253 (Airborne) Composite Company, Royal Army Service Corps. He took part in the Battle of Arnhem, Operation Market Garden.

Dvr Johnston was killed in action on 21 September 1944, aged 28, and was buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

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