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43497   Private John Johnstone
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/07/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (British Army)
Died: 02/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
John Johnston was the son of Isabella Johnston. John was born in Tamnadace, Castledawson about 1895. The 1911 census lists John as age 14 living with the family at house 16 in Tamnadeese, Magherafelt, County Londonderry. Both he and his brother were farm servants. John Johnston enlisted with the 9th Battalion of the Cameronians in Hamilton, Scotland. Private John Johnstone was killed in action on 2nd June 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  Arras, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Bay 6
CWGC Casualty 1574683
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 Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Castledawson L.O.L. 97 - Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 55
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Johnston family 1901 census lists John as age 6 living with the family at house 43 in Castledawson, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Johnston family 1911 census lists John as age 14 living with the family at house 16 in Tamnadeese, Magherafelt, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private John Johnstone including photo?
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Scottish National War Memorial Details of Private John Johnston
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023