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    Default Pte Neil Jonson - Seaforth Highlanders WW1

    Seeking information on Pte (Piper?) Neil Jonson / Johnson/ Johnston/ Johnstone, 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders, died (of wounds?)1917. He's on the Olrig memorial. Looking to find his history and locate any living relatives for WW1 project.
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    So far we have found out that Pte Neil Johnson Died of wounds on 26th January 1917. Age 31. Son of Neil and Oswaldina Campbell Johnson; husband of Isabella Jane Johnson of 27 Grove Lane Thurso Caithness. Native of Olrig Caithness.
    Any help on this is much appreciated. Thanks
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    http://twgpp.org/results.php?sname=johnson&fname=neil

    You might like to contact the above to give all his details and it's
    possibly they will have a photo of his grave.
    Good luck
    Trinkie.

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    In Voices in the Wind by Ally Budge page 198
    It says
    ‘’JOHNSTON, Piper Neil (2nd Seaforth Highlanders ) nephew of
    Mr Donald Campbell, Castletown – wounded April 25th 1915.
    Died of wounds , June 26th 1917.
    (Also on Thurso Memorial.)’’

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubthumper View Post
    Seeking information on Pte (Piper?) Neil Jonson / Johnson/ Johnston/ Johnstone, 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders, died (of wounds?)1917. He's on the Olrig memorial. Looking to find his history and locate any living relatives for WW1 project.
    born 26 Sep 1885 Olrig as Neil Jonson. Mother Oswaldina Campbell not married - and father named as Neil Jonson.
    Neil Johnston at 9 Scrabster Farm Thurso in 1891 with his mother. Oswaldina Campbell.
    1901 he as seaman on vessel Jessie Sinclair.

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    He married 1916 Isabella Jane Sutherland. His residence Macbeath buildings Castletown. He is a soldier.
    Parents Neil Johnson and oswaldina Campbell deceased. More data from certs if required.

    Oswaldina Campbell died 1902 aged 38 In Castletown , Olrig, daughter of Oswald Campbell and Mary Sutherland (think this should be Janet Sutherland). Informant was don Neil Johnson

    I think I know who the father Neil was.
    Last edited by Tricia; 14-Feb-14 at 13:48. Reason: Mary or Janet Sutherland

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    Name:
    Oswald Campbell
    Gender:
    Male
    Marriage Date:
    9 Oct 1846
    Marriage Place:
    Dunnet,Caithness,Scotland
    Spouse:
    Janet Sutherland
    FHL Film Number:990521


    1911 Census
    Name:
    Neil Johnson
    Age in 1911:
    25
    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1886
    Birth Place:
    Olrig, Caithness, Scotland
    County/Island:Military
    Country:England
    Military Unit:
    1st Bn Seaport Highlanders
    Registration District Number:641
    ED, institution, or vessel:India
    Piece:34990
    Last edited by Tricia; 14-Feb-14 at 14:13.

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    Thanks trinkie. We already found that information on the page you showed & we have a picture of his grave.
    Thanks Tricia, I will pass this info on to my daughter.
    Your help is much appreciated.
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    Default Neil Jonson

    Did any of you need further info on this family?

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    Tubthumper - Tried to send you info by PM but your inbox is full

    Hector

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    Cleared some space in inbox but you can email me tricia.barnett@btinternet.com
    Tricia

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    Box now cleared Hector!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubthumper View Post
    Seeking information on Pte (Piper?) Neil Jonson / Johnson/ Johnston/ Johnstone, 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders, died (of wounds?)1917. He's on the Olrig memorial. Looking to find his history and locate any living relatives for WW1 project.
    Are you still looking for further info. Someone has contacted me privately with some data of his service.
    Tricia

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