Frank B. Johnston

Company A 22nd Infantry

DOD 10/06/1899

 

 

Frank B. Johnston was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio in 1869.

He enlisted as a Private in Company G of the 15th Infantry on August 17, 1894 at Cleveland,
Ohio for a period of 3 years. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 7 inches tall,
had dark brown hair, blue eyes and a ruddy complexion. His previous occupation was listed as
Carpenter. He was discharged from this enlistment as a Private on August 16, 1897 at Fort Bayard,
New Mexico with a character reference of Excellent.

Johnston enlisted as a Private in Company A of the 16th Infantry on September 3, 1897 at Cleveland,
Ohio for a period of 3 years. His previous occupation was listed as Soldier. He was discharged from
this enlistment as a Private on October 11, 1898 at Camp Wheeler, Huntsville, Alabama with a character
reference of Very Good.

Johnston enlisted as a Private in Company A of the 22nd Infantry on November 18, 1898 at Cleveland,
Ohio for a period of 3 years. His previous occupation was listed as Soldier.

Private Johnston died of an accidental gunshot wound to himself, at Candaba, Pampanga Province,
Island of Luzon, Philippines, during the San Isidro campaign of 1899.

In different accounts his last name is listed as Johnson.

Below is the entry for his name in a report of deaths from Company A 22nd Infantry,
from March 1899 to January 1901, as written on January 3, 1901, by 1st Lieutenant David P. Wheeler,
commanding officer of Company A. LT Wheeler has spelled his last name as Johnson.

 

Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway

 

Frank B. Johnston was originally buried in the military cemetery at Manila, Philippines.
His remains were later returned to the United States and received in San Francisco aboard
the transport Hancock on February 23, 1900 when they were shipped to Mrs. J.B. Thomas
in Wellington, Ohio for interrment.

 

 

Burial:
Old Huntington Cemetery
Huntington
Lorain County
Ohio, USA

 

Grave marker for Frank B. Johnston

The inscription reads:

FRANK B. JOHNSTON
PVT. Co. A 22nd U. S. INF.
DIED IN LINE OF DUTY OCT. 6, 1899
CANDABA, PHILLIPINE ISLANDS

Photo by: Bill Miller from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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