7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
17/03/1916 (Died of Wounds)
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.
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.