Flt/Sub.Lt Macfie Keith-Johnston

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John:
KEITH-JOHNSTON, MACFIE
Rank:Flight Sub-Lieutenant
Date of Death:12/09/1915
Age:17
Regiment/Service:Royal Naval Air Service
Grave Reference CC. 46.
Cemetery SHEERNESS (ISLE-OF-SHEPPEY) CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Jessy Keith-Johnston, of Bushey Heath, Herts.

Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 15 September 1915

Brothers Killed.
Flight-Lieutenant David Keith Johnston, R.N.A.S. (killed in action at Ostend in August), was gazetted in May this year. Sub-Lieutenant (probationary) Macfie Keith Johnston, R.N.A.S. (accidentally killed on September 12), was the brother of Lieutenant David Keith Johnston. David and Macfie were the eldest and youngest sons of Mr and Mrs Keith Johnston of Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.

Icare9:
KEITH-JOHNSTON, DAVID. Rank: Flight Lieutenant. Date of Death: 10/08/1915. Age: 20.
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Air Service.
Grave Reference: VI. B. 27. Cemetery: RAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY.
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Jessy Keith-Johnston, of Red May, Elms Lane, Sudbury, Middx. Born in London.

KEITH-JOHNSTON, MACFIE. Rank: Flight Sub-Lieutenant. Date of Death: 12/09/1915. Age: 17.
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Air Service.
Grave Reference: CC. 46. Cemetery: SHEERNESS (ISLE-OF-SHEPPEY) CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Jessy Keith-Johnston, of Bushey Heath, Herts.
and courtesy of herbcollector on the Kent History site... http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=4758.15
+Macfie Keith-Johnston, flight Sub-Lieutenant, C flight 2 squadron, RNAS Eastchurch.
  Died Sheppey 12-9-1915 aged 17.
  Buried Sheerness Cemetery.
+James M Alexander, Flight Sub- Lieutenant, Naval flying school RNAS Eastchurch.
  Canadian, died Sheppey 12-9-1915.
  Mid air collision between Caudron G-lll 3282 (F S-LT Alexander) and Short S-38 #65 (F S-LT Keith-Johnson.)
  Buried Sheerness Cemetery.

David is a bit more tortuous, see http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=63268
It seems he was in a Henri Farman F27 of C Flight 2 Squadron/Wing RNAS and shot down over/near Ostende.

Man of Kent1:
Their sons' deaths, a month apart, must have been a devastating blow to the poor parents.  How would one recover from that, I wonder?

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