Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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30/12/2015 2nd Lieutenant Walter Johnston in NOT listed in the CWGC.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists Walter Wilson as age 3 living with the family at house 4 in Glaslough, County Monaghan. His father was the Station Manager for the Great Northern Railway in Monaghan Town.
30/12/2015 By 1911 Walter was 13 years old. The family now lived at 24 North Road in Monaghan town. His parent had been married 15 years. Walter was at school.
30/12/2015 Walter attended the Model School in Monaghan before transferring to Royal School Dungannon in 1913.
30/12/2015 Walter then went on to pursue a military career by entering Sandhurst in England on 27 April 1916.
30/12/2015 After training, in October 1916, he obtained a commission with the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
30/12/2015 It seems he served throughout the remainder of the war.
30/12/2015 Walter Wilson Johnston was the son of Walter and Martha Johnston. They were married about 1896. Walter was born on 10th October 1897 in County Monaghan. Walter was an only child.
30/12/2015 2nd Lieutenant Walter Wilson Johnston is buried in the churchyard of Monaghan Presbyterian Church.
30/12/2015 Johnston, 17 May 1920, from illness contracted on active service, Lieutenant Walter W Johnston, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, son of Walter Johnston and Mrs Johnston, Swan Park, Monaghan.
30/12/2015 His parents went on to live at Frederick House, Lurgan
30/12/2015 Many thanks to Paul Kerr and the Royal School Dungannon for his research and all the information provided.
30/12/2015 From the Weekly Irish Times dated Saturday 22 May 1920: Roll of Honour
30/12/2015 2nd Lieutenant Walter Johnston died on 17th May 1920 from an illness contracted whilst on active service. He was 22 years old.
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