WWI Soldier Alexander Johnston Buried 93 Years On

Posted by admin on Oct 26, 2011

A Scots-born Canadian soldier who was killed less than two months before the end of World War I has been buried 93 years after his death in France. Private Alexander Johnston died, aged 33, during the Battle of the Canal du Nord in northern France in 1918.

His remains were discovered near the battlefield in 2008 and his identity established this year using DNA tests. The soldier, born in Coatbridge, was reburied in a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in France.

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