A farmer in France: Robert Harold Johnston

[Private Robert Harold Johnston, 46th Battalion CEF]c.1918. CCGW/CCGG 2015.10.24.02
[Private Robert Harold Johnston, 46th Battalion CEF]c.1918. CCGW/CCGG 2015.10.24.02
One of the 4 soldiers featured as part of our Giving Tuesday and #showusyoursoldier campaign is Private Robert Harold Johnston. A resident of Graytown, Saskatchewan, Johnston lived and worked on the family farm. Like many farm boys who could not be spared to go to war, Johnston did not volunteer at the outbreak of war, but was drafted under the Military Service Act of 1917. He officially entered the Canadian Corps on 12 January 1918 at the age of 24.
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