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D/KX 132149   Leading Stoker George Usher Johnston
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Kenya, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 21/01/1923
Died: 13/12/1943 (Died on Active Sevice)
Age: 21
Leading Stoker George Usher Johnston was the son of William & Annie Johnston, Cookstown. He was born on 21st January 1923 at ‘Orange’ Row, in Coagh Street, Cookstown. George had 5 sisters and went to Oldtown School. Prior to joining the Navy he worked as a shop boy in Faulkner's, Cookstown. He had tried to join the Navy on a couple of occasions before his 18th birthday but was unsuccessful. He died as a result of a tragic accident on 13th December 1943, aged 21 on board HMS Kenya
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Trincomalee War Cemetery
  Trincomalee, Trincomalee
Grave Ref: Grave 2-B-2
CWGC Casualty 2112128
From the main A6 road, just south of the town of Trincomalee, turn left onto the North East Coast Road, also known as the Nilaveli Road. The cemetery is approximately 6 kilometres along this road on the right (eastern) side.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph World War II - North Panel Cookstown
2 Molesworth St Presbyterian Church WWII Cookstown
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Uboat.Net - HMS Kenya HMS Kenya ship information including photo
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2019