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11249   Private Thomas Johnston
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/01/1916 (Died by accident)
Age: 42
Thomas Johnston was the son of James and Sarah Johnston. Thomas was born in Milltown, County Tyrone about 1875. It seems that he and his parents lived in Castledawson for a time. Thomas Johnston was employed in Herdmanís Mills at Sion Mills. Thomas Johnston enlisted in Omagh. He was living in Sion Mills at the time. He was married to Eliza Johnston. Private Thomas Johnston was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of injuries received in a railway accident on Friday 21st January 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Beauval Communal Cemetery
  Doullens, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave D-8
CWGC Casualty 35013
Beauval is a village on the main road (N25) between Amiens and Doullens, about 24 kilometres north of Amiens and 6 kilometres south of Doullens. Beauval Communal Cemetery is on the northern side of the village at the end of a by-road leading off the main road - Rue de l'Eglise.
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Details of Private Thomas Johnston's death
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
3 Map showing Milltown Townland, Co. Tyrone
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Johnston's grave can be purchased here
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