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25208   Private Patrick Johnston
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 11/04/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Patrick was born in Cookstown but lived at Lislea, County Armagh. He enlisted in Armagh, joining the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. On the morning that he was killed in action it was snowing. Their attack that day proposed an advance of 2,000 yards. They advanced through this and some of them got to within 200 yards of their objective before they had to retire. It was during this attack that Patrick was killed in action.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  Arras, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Bay 9
CWGC Casualty 1574657
The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery is near the Citadel, approximately 2 kms due west of the railway station.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 197
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023