William Henry Johnston, Victoria Cross

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembered Richmond War Memorial,London



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    Major
    JOHNSTON, WILLIAM HENRY

    Died 08/06/1915

    Aged 34

    Royal Engineers

    Brigade Major, 15th Infantry Brigade

    V C, Mentioned in Despatches

    Son of Mary Johnston, of 36, Cathcart Rd., South Kensington, London, and the late Maj. William Johnston.


    INSCRIPTION
    THE SOULS OF THE RIGHTEOUS ARE IN THE HAND OF GOD JESU MERCY

    CITATION

    An extract from the Supplement to "The London Gazette," No. 28985, of 25th Nov., 1914, records the following

    "At Missy, on 14th Sept., under a heavy fire all day until 7 p.m., worked with his own hand two rafts bringing back wounded and returning with ammunition; thus enabling advanced Brigade to maintain its position across the river."
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/103600/johnston,-william-henry/


    William Henry Johnston - Wikipedia
     
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  2. Tricky Dicky

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    UK, Victoria Cross Medals, 1857-2007
    Name: William Henry Johnston
    Birth Date: 21 Sep 1879
    Birth Place: Leith, Scotland
    Death Date: 8 Jun 1915
    Death Place: St Eloifrint, Near Ypres
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    UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1919
    Name: William Henry Johnston V C
    Gender: Male
    Rank: Capt
    Regiment or Ship: Royal Engineers
    Birth Date: 21 Dec 1879
    Birth Place: Leith
    Death Date: 7 Jun 1915
    Death Place: Ypres
    Father: William Johnston
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