Name: Thomas Christie Johnston
Died on: Sunday, 23rd May 1943
Died at: Castle Street, Hastings
Additional Information: Thomas Johnston, aged 47, was killed when a number of fighter bombers dropped 25 HE Bombs on The Albany Hotel, Warrior House Hotel, Swan Hotel, Reeves Antique Shop, Old Town, Warrior Gate, Public House, Norman Road and Gensing Road. One of the worse attacks on the town during the war, 25 other people died and 85 more were injured, 30 seriously.
Thomas was married to Bertha Mabel Johnston. A Serjeant in the Home Guard, he lived at 337 Old London Road, Hastings
I was unable to locate Thomas’s grave marker in the main area of WW2 war graves, so he is likely buried else where on site. I will look to find it when I revisit Hastings Cemetery.
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