1893 Oct 14. Born Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
1901 census at 1, Bridgend Oakbank, Callander. His father is a grocer.
|JOHNSTON, John||Head||Married||M||37||1864|| Grocer
|JOHNSTON, Margaret||Wife||Married||F||33||1868||Port of Monteith, Perth|
|JOHNSTON, John||Son||M||7||1894|| Scholar
|JOHNSTON, Isabella||F||5||1896||Callander, Perthshire|
1916 Jun 4. The undermentioned Cadets, from Artists Rifles O.T.C., to be 2nd Lts. (on prob.). — John Darrell Johnston
1917 Sep 1. Gloucs Regt. 2nd Lt. J. D. Johnston to be actg. Capt. (additional).
1917 Oct 18. MC Gazetted. 2nd Lt. John Darrell Johnston, Glouc. R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack he led his company through the barrage and took up and consolidated a position. He took command of the forward line and organised the defence of four different units. He displayed exceptional qualities of leadership, and by his cheerfulness and disregard of danger inspired all ranks to consolidate and hold on at .a critical time. His organisation of the line helped the troops on his flanks to hold on to the objectives
1919 Apr 19. 4th Bn., Gloucester Regt. — Lt. (actg. Capt., without pay and allowances) J. D. Johnston, M.C., 5th Bn., relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt. on alteration in posting.
1921 Dec 12. Gazetted out. 5th Bat. Gloucester Reg. Relinquishes his commission Lt J D Johnston MC, and is granted the rank of Capt.
1920 Sep 7. Joined ADRIC with service no 501. Posted to K Coy. Promoted Section Leader on 11 Sep 1920
1921 Mar 17 Posted to E Coy, reverts to T/Cadet at own request
1921 May 17. Promoted back to Section Leader
1922 Jan 18. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1925 Sep 30 Married to Kathleen Chambers Jacob in Wallasey, Cheshire
1946 He appears to have settled in Callender, with a Grocer's shop. His Nephew stole from him on a number of occasions
1970 Died Callender aged 70