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29230   Private James Hogarth Johnston
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/12/1886
Died: 23/04/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
Summary      
James Hogarth Johnston was born in Cecil, Augher on the 22nd December 1886. He was the son of Patrick and Susan Elliot Johnston. The 1901 census records James as 14 years old. He was still at school. His father was a farmer who was originally from Tralee. His mother was from Scotland. The family was living at Knockmary, Cecil, Tyrone. The 1911 census shows James to be 25 years old. He was working on his fatherís farm. James Hogarth Johnston emigrated to Canada. He worked as a carpenter. James H Johnston enlisted on 23rd September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec. He was not married. He was 5'10" tall. He gave his next of kin as his father, who was now living at Broomhill, Fivemiletown, County Tyrone. Private James Hogarth Johnston was serving with "G" company, 16th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). when he died on 23rd April 1915, age 28.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 24-26-28-30
CWGC Casualty 1593432
Summary      
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - East Face - Panel 2a Clogher
2 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 11
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists "Johnsten" family Lists James Hogarth as age 14 living with the family at house 4 in Knockmary, Cecil, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Johnston family Lists James Hogarth as age 25 living with the family at house 6 in Mullaghmore, Fivemiletown
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private James Hogarth Johnston
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of James Hogarth Johnston including grave photo
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private James Hogarth Johnston's death
6 James Hogarth Johnston Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (26 no.)