Official news has just been received that Private J. Johnstone (3849)* Y Company, Liverpool Scottish, has died of wounds received in the great charge at Hooge on June 16. Previously he was reported missing. Pte Johnstone was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Johnstone, 67, Littledale Road, Egremont. He joined the Scottish on October 3 last year, and went to France in January. He was formally second-cook on the Lusitania, which vessel he left to join the Scottish. He was a member of the Masonic Order (2714). A letter received from a comrade says that he never spared himself in trying to help others, and that he was most popular in his platoon and did his duty to the utmost.

Extract from The Liverpool Echo Wednesday November 3rd 1915

*The regimental number, recorded by The Liverpool Echo, is incorrect. James Thomas Johnstone's service number No. was 3324.