Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
22761   Corporal Herbert Curry Johnston
Save as PDF
Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 20/06/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 09/06/1895
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Herbert Curry Johnston was the youngest son of David Johnston. Herbert was born on 9th June 1895 in Clogher. The 1901 census records the family as living in Tullyanaghan, Magheralin, County Down. His mother had died. The family lived at Grace Hall in Lurgan. In November 1915 Herbert joined the Cadet Corps of the 10th Royal Irish Fusiliers based at Brownlow House. Herbert Curry transferred to the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Corporal Herbert Curry Johnston was killed in action at the Battle of Langemarck on 16th August 1917. He was 22 years old and died just a month after his brother, Ernest.
Read more on Corporal Herbert Curry Johnston
Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 140-141
CWGC Casualty 1633635
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Johnston family Lists Herbert C as age 6 living with the family at house 5 in Tullyanaghan, Magheralin, Down
2 1911 Census lists Johnston family Lists Herbert C as age 14 living with the family at house 1 in Tullyanaghan, Magheralin, Down
3 2nd Lieut John E Johnston Brother of Herbert Johnston
4 Photo of Herbert Curry Johnston inscription
5 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Herbert Corry Johnston, born Roughan, County Tyrone
6 Lurgan Ancestry CWGC details of H C Johnston
7 Lurgan Mail Lists Johnston brothers.
8 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023