446669 2718517 William George JOHNSTON, DCM, 1 Irish Guards

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    Army Number: 2718517
    Rank: Serjeant
    Name: W JOHNSTON
    Unit: 1 Irish Guards
    GSM & Clasp: GSM, Palestine Clasp 1936 - 1939
    TNA Reference: WO 100/503
     
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    The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details
    Name Johnston, W
    Rank: Serjeant
    Service No: 2718017
    Regiment: 1 Battalion Irish Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Norway
    Award: Distinguished Conduct Medal
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 27 September 1940
    Date 1940
    Catalogue reference WO 373/15

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    2718517 Sergeant W. Johnston, D.C.M., 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS
    At 0015 hours on 15th May, H.M.T. "CHROBRY" was bombed, set on fire ad subsequently abandoned. The bomb, or bombs, dropped in the cabins occupied by the senior officers of the 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS, six Officers including the Commanding Officer and 4 Other Ranks being killed.

    Sergeant JOHNSTON was Battalion Medical Sergeant. Throughout he displayed the greatest courage, calmness and devotion to duty. His advice and his efficiency were an inspiration to all
     

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    Army Number:
    Personal Number: 446669
    Rank:
    Name: William G JOHNSTON, DCM
    Unit: Irish Guards

    London Gazette : 31 July 1959
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/41777/supplement/4795/data.pdf
    I.G.
    REGULAR ARMY
    Lt. (Qr.-Mr.) W. G. JOHNSTON, D.C.M. (446669), to be Capt. (Qr.-Mr.), 31st July 1959.

    London Gazette: 1 January 1965
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/43529/supplement/7/data.pdf
    To be Ordinary Members of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:
    Captain (Quartermaster) William JOHNSTON, D.C.M. (446669), Irish Guards.
     
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    Name Johnston, William George
    Rank: Captain
    Service No: P/446669
    Regiment: Irish Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: New Year Honours
    Award: Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 01 January 1965
    Date 1965
    Catalogue reference WO 373/171
     

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