How does a person I’m investigating become something more than the others I am researching? Sometimes someone gets under your skin and you want to know more. The Johnstone family as a whole has been a bit like that for me lately. My great-grandmothers brother Andrew has certainly captivated me and I will write about him soon. However his daughter Dorothy Lindsay Johnstone has recently captured my interest.
For Anzac day I have found relatives, some close, some distant, who served in the Boer War and World War 1. They came from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, America and England. Where possible I have included a photo of them. If you have a photo of anyone here I’d love a copy. Does anyone have their medals? Again I’d love a photo of them. If anyone knows of other family members who served in the Boer War or WW1 please let me know. A few of these men will feature in more detail in future blogs. I intend to create one later for all those who served in WW11 so any service files, photos or information would be gratefully received.