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John Ferguson JohnstonMotor Driver
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : John Ferguson Johnston[e]
Date and place of birth: 27th April 1898, Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire
Date and Place of Death: 26th December 1968, Annanlea, Ecclefechan
Childhood: Youngest of 5
Parents: George Faulder Johnston and Janet nee Ferguson
Parents occupations: Road surfaceman
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Engine driver at Gretna then road surfaceman
Place of residence at Gretna: 1 West 11 Township, Gretna
Marital status: Married
Children: 4 but 2 died young
Positions held: N/K
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John Ferguson Johnston[e] 1898-1968
John Ferguson Johnston[e] was born at Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire on 27th April 1898 to George Faulder Johnston and Janet nee Ferguson.
1901- living at Haggs, Dumfriesshire. The youngest of 5 children G/G/G/B/B. Father a road contractor.
17th June 1916 – signed up for active service having worked at Gretna until he was of active service age. His address at sign up was 1 West 11 Township, Gretna and his occupation was engine driver. Parents address was Rose Hall, Ecclefechan.
15th October 1920 married Mary Elizabeth Bell at Tundergarth, Dumfriesshire. They had 4 children. 2 died young
26th December 1968 at Annan Lea, Dumfriesshire of stomach cancer aged 70 and is buried at Kirkpatrick Fleming. His occupation is listed as roadman retired.