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   2nd Lieutenant Walter Wilson Johnston
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/10/1897
Died: 17/05/1920 (Died of Illness)
Age: 22
Walter Wilson Johnston was the only child of William Walter and Martha Johnston. Walter was born on 10th October 1897 in County Monaghan. Walter was an only child. His father was the Station Manager for the Great Northern Railway in Monaghan Town. Walter attended the Model School in Monaghan before transferring to Royal School Dungannon in 1913. Walter then went on to pursue a military career by entering Sandhurst in England on 27 April 1916. After training, in October 1916, he obtained a commission with the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. 2nd Lieutenant Walter Johnston died on 17th May 1920 from an illness contracted whilst on active service. 2nd Lieutenant Walter Johnston in NOT listed in the CWGC.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Monaghan Presbyterian Church
  Monaghan Town, Monaghan, 
Grave Ref: No Ref.
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Monaghan Presbyterian Church
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 36
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1 1901 Census lists Johnston family Lists Walter Wilson as age 3 living with the family at house 4 in Glaslough, Monaghan
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory - Monaghan Great Northern RailwayŚWm. Johnston, stationmaster
3 1911 Census lists Johnston family Lists Walter Wilson as age 13 living with the family at house 24 in North Road, Monaghan Urban, Monaghan
4 Forum discussion on Walter Johnston Details of 2nd Lieutenant Walter Wilson Johnston
5 National Archives UK 2nd Lieutenant Walter Wilson Johnston, Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
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