9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.