John Johnston


Name:   John Johnston
Nationality:   United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service:   Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text:   9th Bn.
Age:   26
Date of Death:   02/06/1917
Service No:   43497
Casualty Type:   Commonwealth War Dead.
Grave/Memorial Ref:   Bay 6.
Memorial:   ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas De Calais, France.
Additional information:   Son of Isabella Johnston, of Tamnadace, Castledawson. John’s elder brother William was torpedoed twice.

5 thoughts on “John Johnston

  1. Tommy McCoole

    For information.
    The photograph above which supposedly represents John Johnston is in fact of one William McCool who served in the Highland Light Infantry and who died in the battle of Arras in 1917 and who is also remembered on the same memorial as Mr Johnston.
    A copy (the original I assume) of the photograph which hung in the McCool family home in Tamnadace, Castledawson for many years, has been in my possession since the last of the family residing there passed away some years ago.
    I have noticed that the error is repeated in a publication of the same name which was produced a few years back.
    A study of the cap badge in the photo would, I believe, reveal that it is in fact that of the Highland light Infantry in which William McCool soldiered.

  2. Clifford Johnston

    Any thoughts on the name of John’s father?

    I am trying to trace my GGgrandfather’s family. About all that I’ve been able to find is the following:

    Baptised: 22 July 1808 in Castledawson Presbyterian Church Robert of John Johnston of Broagh

    Robert is my GGgrandfather. He and several of his family filtered over to Upper Canada starting in the early 1800s.

    Good hunting,

    Clifford “Cliff.” Johnston
    Pearland, Texas

  3. Trevor

    John Johnstone was my great uncle,his brother William was my grandfather on my mothers side. I have been trying for ages now to find out more history but can find nothing.

    1. Sam Hudson Post author

      Can you confirm that the photo on the page is him. One of the lodge photos didn’t have the has below the pictures.



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