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31/07/2017 The CWGC record Private John Arbuthnot as the son of William Arbuthnot of Creamery Row, Newmills, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
31/07/2017 Private Arbuthnot is also commemorated on Dungannon War Memorial.
31/07/2017 Private John Arbuthnot has no known grave and is commemorated Le Touret Memorial in France.
31/07/2017 In the aftermath of the night attack, battalion casualties were high. 240 men were killed, including local men, John Arbuthnot, James Hamilton, Edward Lavery, Robert Lawless, James Lawlor, Patrick Taylor, James Owens, Alex McIlree and Michael Lawn (who died of his wounds on 17th May 1915).
31/07/2017 Private John Arbuthnot was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Sunday 16th May 1915.
31/07/2017 On 15th May 1915, on the eve of the Battle of Festubert, the 2nd Battalion of the Inniskillings were preparing an attack at night as recent daylight attacks had failed to gain any ground.
31/07/2017 John Arbuthnot enlisted in Dungannon.
31/07/2017 John Arbuthnot was the son of William Arbuthnot. He was born in Stewartstown, County Tyrone about 1888.
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