Johnstone History Museum
A Project of Johnstone History Society
The Machine Tool Companies of Johnstone
Links to Machine Tool Companies
Johnstone's second industrial revolution was led by machine tool companies that made the town world famous for manufacuring innovation.. Have we omitted any? Use the Contact form to help us complete this section.

Reminiscences and Commentaries

Gecas - The War Criminal - His Johnstone Connection
30-Mar-2018
By Angela Gillespie
Among the hundreds of Polish soldiers who arrived at Johnstone Castle camp with the Polish Resettlement Corps after WW2 was Anton Gecas, the Nazi war criminal. In fairness his fellow comrades were probably unaware of his murderous past, except perhaps tho
Rudolf Hess - The Johnstone Connection
09-Feb-2018
By Angela Gillespie
Johnstone Soldier was Winston Churchill's Batman
09-Feb-2018
By Angela Gillespie
Johnstone Man Killed In Vietnam War 1968
09-Feb-2018
By Angela Gillespie
Johnstone's Military Encampments 1939 to 1940
09-Feb-2018
By Angela Gillespie
Johnstone's military encampments in WWii
Identity of German POW Artist Revealed
08-Feb-2018
By Angela Gillespie
Karl Heil painted numerous works while a POW in Johnstone.
Charles Clunas 13th February 1894 — 8th February 1916
28-Sep-2017
On the list of Johnstones War Dead compiled by the late John Kenny there is an entry for Lance Corporal Charles Clunas, Service no. SPTS/1068, of the Royal Fusiliers. Date of Death, 08/02/1916. Charles Clunas was born on the 13th February 1894, the th

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