JOHNSTON, Major, WILLIAM HENRY, V C, Mentioned in Despatches, Royal Engineers Brigade Major 15th Infantry Brigade. Killed in action near Ypres 8th June 1915. Age 34. Son of Mary Johnston, of 36, Cathcart Rd., South Kensington, London, and the late Maj. William Johnston.
Perth Cemetery (China Wall) III. C. 12.
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.