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Lieutenant Colonel Grenville Shaw Johnston, CVO, OBE, TD, OStJ (born 28 January 1945) is a retired British accountant and Territorial Army officer. He is the current Lord Lieutenant of Moray.[1][2]

Early lifeEdit

Johnston was born on 28 January 1945 in Nairn, Scotland.[1] At an early age, he moved to Elgin, Moray.[3] He was educated at Blairmore School, an independent boarding prep school in Aberdeenshire, and then Fettes College, an independent day and boarding school in Edinburgh.[2]


Military careerEdit

On 1 March 1964, Johnston was commissioned into the Territorial Army section of the Royal Artillery, British Army as a second lieutenant (on probation).[4] His commission was confirmed and he was promoted to lieutenant on 1 March 1966.[5]

Later lifeEdit

On 20 August 2005, Johnston was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Moray.[6]

Honours and decorationsEdit

Johnston was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great (KCSG) in 1977 by The Pope.[1][7] He was appointed Deputy Lieutenant (DL) for Moray by its Lord Lieutenant on 29 October 1980.[8] In February 2011, he was appointed Officer of the Order of St John (OStJ).[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Lt-Col Grenville Johnston, OBE, OStJ, TD". People of Today Online. Debrett's. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Grenville Shaw Johnston". Frost's Scottish Who's Who. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Grenville Johnston". Board member. Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  4. ^ "No. 43289". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 April 1964. pp. 2993–2994.
  5. ^ "No. 43916". The London Gazette (Supplement). 4 March 1966. p. 2581.
  6. ^ "No. 57753". The London Gazette. 9 September 2005. p. 11654.
  7. ^ "Association Members". Association of Papal Orders in Great Britain. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  8. ^ "No. 48371". The London Gazette. 14 November 1980. p. 15829.
  9. ^ "No. 59688". The London Gazette. 2 February 2011. p. 1746.