Pearson Campbell Johnstone

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Captain (retired) Pearson Campbell Johnstone (9 October, 1842 – June, 1914) served in the Royal Navy.

His son Nowell Campbell Johnstone would also join the Navy and become a physical instructor before drinking caused his career to implode late in the Great War.

Life & Career

Sub-Lieutenant Johnstone was appointed to the second-rate Edgar on 8 June, 1863.[1]

Johnstone was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1865.[2]

Johnstone ventured out to the Pacific in the sloop Mutine as second Lieutenant in 1865. He returned to Sheerness from the Pacific Station as her first Lieutenant on 19 March, 1869.[3]

Johnstone was promoted to the rank of Commander on 23 March, 1877.[4]

Commander Johnstone was appointed to the Flora on 11 July, 1881.[5]

By 1887, Johnstone was serving in the Coast Guard.[6]

Johnstone was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain in accordance with the Orders in Council of 1 August, 1860 et seq., on 13 August, 1890.[7]

Johnstone drowned at Teignmouth within a week after the death of his wife. His body had been discovered, naked, one mile from Teignmouth. An inquest was held, reaching the simple conclusion: "Found drowned."[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles M. Luckraft
as Governor of H.M. Naval Prison, Lewes
Deputy Governor of H.M. Naval Prison, Bodmin
13 Aug, 1890[9]
Succeeded by
Montague G. Cartwright

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jun 09, 1863; pg. 14; Issue 24580.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1876). p. 499.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Mar 26, 1869; pg. 7; Issue 26395.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1881). p. 33.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jul 12, 1881; pg. 7; Issue 30244.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1887) Corrected to 20 March, 1887. p. 33.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 433.
  8. The Western Times, 30 June, 1914.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 362.