|Death: ||May 23, 1882|
Northwest Mounted Police
Honour Roll #221
Appointed June 9, 1879
Constable Johnston was just a few weeks shy of his 22nd birthday when he died at Fort Walsh in what was then known as the Northwest Territories. Saskatchewan was not created until 1905.
Constable Johnston had just come off guard duty on the night shift at Fort Walsh, the former western headquarters of the Mounties.
Another member was trying to discharge and unload his rifle and one of the cartridges in his rifle was stuck.
This other member stuck his service knife into the breach of the rifle and it came into contact with the firing pin of the cartridge that was stuck and the rifle went off and shot Constable Johnston in the chest.
The wound was fatal.
Fort Walsh NWMP Cemetery
Maple Creek Census Division
Created by: Ed Smith
Record added: Mar 22, 2010
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