Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
17985   Private William Henry Johnstone
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 26/06/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/01/1890
Died: 27/01/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
William Henry Johnstone was the son of William and Susan Henry Johnstone. He was born on 5th January 1889 in Ballyvaddan, Fivemiletown. The family moved to Glasgow. His father was a joiner and latterly a labourer in the docks. William was the husband of Margaret Brown Campbell Johnstone. William enlisted early in 1915. Private William Johnstone was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 27th January 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 796477
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 2 Fivemiletown
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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 44
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1 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023