Rifleman Hugh Johnston


Rifleman 6467 Hugh Johnston of 'C' Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Born 1896 the son of  Mrs Sarah Johnston, of  2, Carew Street, Ballymacarrett, Co. Down.

Landed in France on 11th November 1914. On 16th June 1915 the regiment joined the attack at Bellewaarde on the German lines. Hugh was killed in action, his body was not recovered. He is remembered on the Menin Gate, panel 40, he was 19 years of age. Also remembered in Irelands Memorial Records 1914-1918.



Belfast Evening Telegraph, courtesy of  Nigel Henderson