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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.
Further Information
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 has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 16-17 at Le Touret Memorial, France.
Private William Johnston is also listed on Magherafelt Church of Ireland Roll of Honour and Desertlyn Church of Ireland Roll of Honour.
The CWGC record Private William Johnston as the brother of Andrew Johnston of Coolshinny, Magherafelt, County Derry.
It's possible his father's name was Woodside Johnston, although Woodside was Presbyterian and William was Church of Ireland.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Enlisted in Cookstown Cookstown Central Enlisted in Cookstown 54.645608 -6.742840
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
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018