73rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth:
13/04/1917 (Died of Wounds)
There is a Private T Johnston on Dungannon War Memorial, This is the best match. However, this was an Omagh man. Thomas John Johnston was the son of Fleming Wilson Johnston and Mary Johnston. Thomas was born in Omagh on 10th August 1891. Thomas emigrated to Canada where he worked as a farmer. He enlisted on 24th June 1915 at Cornwall, Ontario. Private Thomas John Johnston was serving with the 73rd Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) when he died of wounds and pneumonia at No.6 Casualty Clearing Station on 13th April 1917.
Barlin is a village about 11 Kms south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 Kms south-east of Bruay. The Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.