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03/03/2017 Sergeant Herbert Curry Johnston, Royal Irish Fusiliers, youngest son of Mr David Johnston, J.P., Grace Hall, Lurgan, is missing. An elder brother, Lieutenant John Ernest Johnston, South Staffordshire Regiment, has been killed, and another brother, Corporal David P Johnston, is serving with the Royal Engineers.
03/03/2017
03/03/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd August 1917:
10/11/2016 Mr Herbert Johnston, youngest son of Mr David Johnston, J.P., Grace Hall, has joined the cadet corps of the 10th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers at Brownlow House, Lurgan. Two brothers, the eldest of whom came from Australia to enlist, are serving as lieutenants.
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10/11/2016 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th November 1915:
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30/12/2015 The 1901 census records the family as living in Tullyanaghan, Magheralin, County Down. Herbert was 6 years old. His mother had died. David Johnston is described as a Horse Dealer and Farmer.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census records Herbert as 16 years old. He is still at school. The family still lived in Tullyanaghan, Magheralin, County Down. His father had remarried about 1901 to Martha. David Johnston is described as a Horse Dealer and Farmer.
30/12/2015 The family lived at Grace Hall in Lurgan.
30/12/2015 Herbert's brother Lieutenant Ernest Johnston served with the South Staffordshire Regiment and was killed on the Somme on 10th July 1916.
30/12/2015 His second brother David Percy Johnston served with the Royal Engineers and gained a commission as a Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery.
30/12/2015 In November 1915 Herbert joined the Cadet Corps of the 10th Royal Irish Fusiliers based at Brownlow House. The previous occupants, the 16th RIR had landed a month before in France with the 36th (Ulster) Division.
30/12/2015 Herbert Curry transferred to the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
30/12/2015 Herbert Curry Johnston was the youngest son of David Johnston J.P. Herbert was born in Roughan, near Newmills, County Tyrone about 1895.
30/12/2015 Herbert C Johnston has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.
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30/12/2015 Corporal Herbert Curry Johnston was killed in action at the Battle of Langemark on 16th August 1917. He was 22 years old and died just a month after his brother, Ernest.
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