James Sidney Johnston

(1917 - 1944)

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James Sidney Johnston
1917 - 1944
Born
c. 1917
Death
October 29, 1944
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James Sidney Johnston was born c. 1917. He died on October 29, 1944 at age 27.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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James Sidney Johnston
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James Sidney Johnston
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Jonkerbos War Cemetery 5. E. 4. in Netherlands
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Service number: 2007684
Rank: Driver
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit/ship/squadron: 233 Field Coy.
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James Sidney Johnston passed away on October 29, 1944 at age 27. He was buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery 5. E. 4., Netherlands. He was born c. 1917. We are unaware of information about James's family or relationships.

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In 1917, in the year that James Sidney Johnston was born, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

In 1921, at the age of merely 4 years old, James was alive when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1922, he was just 5 years old when on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1931, at the age of only 14 years old, James was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1944, in the year of James Sidney Johnston's passing, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

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Nov 8, 1878 - Unknown 1878 - ?
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c. 1908 - Aug 2, 1942 1908 - 1942
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c. 1899 - Sep 25, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1920 - Mar 8, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1885 - Oct 30, 1917 1885 - 1917
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c. 1894 - Feb 22, 1916 1894 - 1916
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c. 1881 - Oct 3, 1915 1881 - 1915
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Unknown - Apr 5, 1945 ? - 1945
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c. 1924 - Nov 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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c. 1895 - Apr 3, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1914 - Aug 15, 1940 1914 - 1940
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c. 1877 - Jan 4, 1919 1877 - 1919
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Unknown - Oct 12, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916 1893 - 1916

Other Johnstons

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c. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916 1893 - 1916
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Unknown - Oct 12, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1877 - Jan 4, 1919 1877 - 1919
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c. 1914 - Aug 15, 1940 1914 - 1940
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c. 1895 - Apr 3, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1924 - Nov 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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Unknown - Apr 5, 1945 ? - 1945
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c. 1881 - Oct 3, 1915 1881 - 1915
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c. 1894 - Feb 22, 1916 1894 - 1916
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c. 1885 - Oct 30, 1917 1885 - 1917
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c. 1920 - Mar 8, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1899 - Sep 25, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1908 - Aug 2, 1942 1908 - 1942
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c. 1922 - Oct 20, 1943 1922 - 1943
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c. 1930 - Feb 5, 1942 1930 - 1942
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c. 1924 - Feb 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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c. 1891 - Aug 10, 1918 1891 - 1918
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Unknown - May 1, 1917 ? - 1917
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Unknown - Oct 26, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1884 - May 26, 1918 1884 - 1918

Other Bios

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c. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916 1893 - 1916
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Unknown - Oct 12, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1877 - Jan 4, 1919 1877 - 1919
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c. 1914 - Aug 15, 1940 1914 - 1940
Bio
c. 1895 - Apr 3, 1917 1895 - 1917
Bio
c. 1924 - Nov 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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Unknown - Apr 5, 1945 ? - 1945
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c. 1881 - Oct 3, 1915 1881 - 1915
Bio
c. 1894 - Feb 22, 1916 1894 - 1916
Bio
c. 1885 - Oct 30, 1917 1885 - 1917
Bio
c. 1920 - Mar 8, 1940 1920 - 1940
Bio
c. 1899 - Sep 25, 1918 1899 - 1918
Bio
c. 1908 - Aug 2, 1942 1908 - 1942
Bio
c. 1922 - Oct 20, 1943 1922 - 1943
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c. 1930 - Feb 5, 1942 1930 - 1942
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c. 1924 - Feb 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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c. 1891 - Aug 10, 1918 1891 - 1918
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Unknown - May 1, 1917 ? - 1917
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Unknown - Oct 26, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1884 - May 26, 1918 1884 - 1918
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