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Johnston, Charles Albert (1847–1862)

On Thursday last George Johnston, aged 19 years, and Charles Albert Johnston, aged 15 years, sons of David Johnston, Esq., of George's Hall, Liverpool, were returning from a day's duck shooting, both being mounted on horsebask. On passing through a slip rail, the younger son dismounted to put up the rail; and in taking his fowling-piece through after him, by some means it went off, and the contents of the gun were deposited in his head, and instantaneous death was the result. This melancholy accident has thrown the family into the deepest distress, and the elder brother has suffered since the lamentable occurrence great mental anxiety. The remains of the poor young man were deposited in the family vault yesterday at Annandale.

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'Johnston, Charles Albert (1847–1862)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/johnston-charles-albert-25782/text33977, accessed 21 July 2019.

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