Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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13/11/2017 It's possible his father's name was Woodside Johnston, although Woodside was Presbyterian and William was Church of Ireland.
13/11/2017 The CWGC record Private William Johnston as the brother of Andrew Johnston of Coolshinny, Magherafelt, County Derry.
13/11/2017 Private William Johnston is also listed on Magherafelt Church of Ireland Roll of Honour and Desertlyn Church of Ireland Roll of Honour.
13/11/2017 Private William Johnston has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 16-17 at Le Touret Memorial, France.
13/11/2017 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.
13/11/2017 William enlisted in Cookstown.
13/11/2017 William Johnston was born in Moneymore and lived in Magherafelt.
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