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454448   Private Thomas John Johnston
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/06/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 73rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/08/1891
Died: 13/04/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 25
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension
  Barlin, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-H-55
CWGC Casualty 470126
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon Methodist Church Roll Of Honour Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1911 census lists Thomas Johnston Lists Thomas J as age 19, a servant at house 47 in Donaghanie, Camowen, Tyrone
2 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Thomas John Johnston
3 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of James Hogarth Johnston
4 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Thomas John Johnston's death
5 Photo of Private Thomas John Johnston's gravestone
6 Thomas John Johnston Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (42 no.)
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Johnston's gravestone can be purchased here
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