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10569   Private William Johnston
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 13/11/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
Summary      
William Johnston was born in Moneymore and lived in Magherafelt. William enlisted in Cookstown. Private William Johnston was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Battle of Festubert on Sunday 16th May 1915. He was 24 years old. Private William Johnston is listed on Magherafelt Church of Ireland Roll of Honour and Desertlyn Church of Ireland Roll of Honour.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 16-17
CWGC Casualty 855469
Summary      
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Desertlyn Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Moneymore
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 299
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here