THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
JOHNSTON George Napier
2/391, Lieutenant Colonel, Temp Brigadier, Royal Artillery att NZ Field Artillery

CITATION
Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Gazetted 28 December 1923, p3

Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Gazetted 3 June 1918, p6452
For devotion to duty since the outbreak of the war, as CRA of the Division.  He has organised, trained and fought the Divisional Artillery in all operations undertaken by the Division on the Gallipoli Peninsula and in France.  The efficiency of the Divisional Artillery in every respect is entirely due to the zeal and ability displayed by this officer.  His personal influence alone has inspired all ranks under his command in that spirit which is so conducive to efficiency.  I cannot too strongly recommend this officer for reward, not only for the services he himself has rendered, but for the valuable services rendered by the Divisional Artillery to the Army.

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 5 November 1915, p11003
Mentioned in General Ian Hamilton's despatch of the 26th August 1915.  Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 5 May 1916, p4517
Mentioned in General Ian Hamilton's despatch of the 11th December 1915. Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 26 June 1916, p6316
For distinguished service in the field.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 4 January 1917, p197
Brifardier General Johnston is responsible for the re-organisation of the Divisional Artillery which has expanded from 6 to 15 batteries since the 1st March last.  In this work he has shown conspicious ability and it is owing to him that the artillery has attained a good standard.  His work during the summer at Armentieres was excellent, and during the operation on the Somme from 13th September till General Sandy's returned from hospital at the end of the month Brigardier General Johnston commanded the Artillery supporting the division with distinction.  I consider him an officer of very outstanding ability and confidently recommend him for a higher rank as being in the interests of the service.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 15 May 1917, p4749
For distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty.  Field Marshal D. Haig, Commander-in-Chief the British Armies in France, despatch dated 9 April 1917

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 11 December 1917, p12915
Mentioned in Field Marshal D. Haig's depatch of 7 November 1917 for distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty during the period 26th February to midnight 20/21 September 1917.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 5 July 1919, p8494
For distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty during the period from 16th September 1918 to 15th March 1919

Legion of Honour, Officer (France)
Gazetted 9 March 1916, p4156
For distinguished services rendered durng the course of the campaign.

AWARDS
Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
      Mention in Despatches (6)
Legion of Honour, Officer (France)

NOTES
Born 2 August 1867, Quebec, Canada
Died 3 April 1947, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika