Walter Leo Johnston, WW II Veteran Canadian Army.

Male 1915 - 1959  (43 years)


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  • Name Walter Leo Johnston 
    Suffix WW II Veteran Canadian Army. 
    Born 23 Oct 1915  Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Oct 1959  Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I427  Default
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2019 

    Father William Harvey Johnston,   b. 6 Apr 1882, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1981, Huronview Manor, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Mother Flora May Wild,   b. 25 Feb 1879, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1964, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Tues 25 Feb 1913  London, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Elizabeth Beaver,   b. 23 Apr 1919, Zurich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 2010, Maitland Manor, Goderich, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1946  Zurich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
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    Last Modified 16 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Oct 1915 - Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Aug 1946 - Zurich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Oct 1959 - Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1939-1945 Star
    1939-1945 Star
    The Star was awarded for six months service on active operations for Army and Navy, and two months for active air-crew between 02 September 1939 and 08 May 1945 (Europe) or 02 September 1945 (Pacific). Battle of Britain: This bar was awarded to those members of the crews of fighter aircraft who took part in the Battle of Britain between 10 July and 31 October 1940. The ribbon consists of three equal stripes: dark blue, red, and light blue (representing the navy, army and air force).
    France and Germany Star
    France and Germany Star
    awarded for military service overseas during WW II. The Star was awarded for one day or more of service in France, Belgium, Holland or Germany between 06 June 1944 (D-Day) and 08 May 1945.
    War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf.
    War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf.
    awarded for military service overseas during WW II. The Star was awarded for six months service on active operations for Army and Navy, and two months for active air-crew between 02 September 1939 and 08 May 1945 (Europe) or 02 September 1945 (Pacific).
    Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp
    Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp
    awarded for military service overseas during WW II. The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal is granted to persons of any rank in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada who voluntarily served on Active Service and have honourably completed eighteen months (540 days)(18 mths) total voluntary service from September 3, 1939 to March 1, 1947.
    Defence Medal WW II
    Defence Medal WW II

  • Notes 
    • William (Billy Bob) Johnston married Flora Wild. A year after they married, Billy Bob and Flora moved to farm, which their son Walter would farm at a later date. Walter and Elmer were born on this farm. William and Flora had four children: Audrey (Mrs Angus McRae) of London, Walter, Elmer and Ford.
      Audrey has three children: Dorothy, Kenneth both of Kitchener and Douglas of London.

      Walter and his wife Alice Beaver also had three children: Dan of Sarnia, Grace Bonnie and Cheryl all of London. Walter a WW II veteran, farmed and had a trucking business from the farm where his wife still lives.

      Elmer and his wife Jean worked in Kitchener until he retired to the third concession of Stanley Township. They had six children: Ron, Judy, Steve, Carol, Kristie and Eric now living out of Stanley Township. Elmer was best known in the area as a scrap dealer.
      Billy Bob and his family moved to Lot 17 B.R.S. In 1919 where Dan Rathwell now lives. Ford was born here. The family moved to Bayfield in 1932. William Johnston was a blacksmith in Varna at one time.

      Ford and his wife Irene Leitch lived on B.R.N. Ford farmed and worked at the Psychiatric Hospital at Goderich until he retired. They had six children: Allan of London, Gary of Edmonton, Rex of Goderich, Larry of Holmesville, Brian of Exeter and Tom at home.