George Johnston

Ordinary Seaman George Johnston from Belfast, Co. Antrim died on board HMS Vortigern when it came under attack on 15th March 1942. He was 20 years old.

Ordinary Seaman

George Johnston

P/JX 226247

Belfast born seaman George Johnston lived at 19 Barrow Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim with his wife Florence Johnston. He died on 15th March 1942 as HMS Vortigern sank off Cromer, Norfolk.

Ordinary Seaman George Johnston (P/JX 226247) served in the Royal Navy during World War Two. Born on 1st March 1922, he was the son of George Johnston and Mary Johnston (née Leaden) of 39 Tyne Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim, and the husband of Florence Johnston of 19 Barrow Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Johnston died on 15th March 1942 aged 20 years old. He was on board HMS Vortigern, part of Convoy FS49 when it came under attack 17 miles north of Cromer, Norfolk. E-Boats engaged the vessel near Buoy 57D. Torpedoes fired by S-104, captained by Oberleutnant Roeder or 4th MTB Flotilla, sank HMS Vortigern.

George Johnston has no known grave. His name is on the Royal Navy Memorial, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

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