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26383   Private Edwin Charles Johnston
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/06/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/08/1898
Died: 17/03/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 17
Edwin Charles Johnston was the son of David and Elizabeth Johnston, of Broomhill, Almavanog, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. Edwin was born about 1899 in County Armagh. His father was a farmer. Private Edwin Johnston was wounded by shrapnel in the trenches and died a week later in hospital. Private Edwin Charles Johnston was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds on 17th March 1916, age 17.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lillers Communal Cemetery
  Lillers, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave IV-E-48
CWGC Casualty 2947611
Lillers is a small town about 15 kilometres west-north-west of Bethune and the Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the north of the town. From the Mairie in the centre of the town, head north on the D182, after 500 metres turn right onto Rue St Venant. The cemetery is a further 200 metres on the left hand side. Within the Communal Cemetery the Commonwealth war graves are situated on the right hand side half way up the cemetery central path, and the Extension is at the far right end of the Communal Cemetery. Both cemeteries are signposted.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 Dungannon Methodist Church Roll Of Honour Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Johnston family Lists Edwin C as age 2 living with the family at house 15 in Altnavannog, Bernagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Johnston family Lists Edwin C as age 12 living with the family at house 1 in Altnavannog, Bernagh, Tyrone
3 Photo of Private Edwin Johnston's gravestone
4 Forum discussion (GWF) Information on Private Edwin Johnston
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Edwin Johnston's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023