73rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth:
13/04/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Thomas John Johnston was the son of Fleming Wilson Johnston and Mrs Mary Johnston, of Camowen, Omagh, County Tyrone. He was born in Omagh, County Tyrone on 20th August 1892. Thomas emigrated to Canada where he worked as a farmer. Thomas John Johnston enlisted on 24th June 1915 at Cornwall, Ontario. He names his next of kin as his mother Mary. Private Thomas John Johnston was serving with the 73rd Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) when he died on 13th April 1917.
Barlin is a village about 11 Kms south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 Kms south-east of Bruay. The Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.