Private William Johnston


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present.

William Johnston (or Johnson) enlisted in the North Irish Horse between 4 and 10 March 1914 (No.925 – later Corps of Hussars No.71163). He embarked for France with A Squadron on 17 August 1914, seeing action on the retreat from Mons and advance to the Aisne.

On 17 November 1914 he was admitted to No.3 Casualty Clearing Station suffering from bronchitis, but was well enough to return to his unit four days later.

Johnston remained with the regiment throughout the war. He was still serving in the army in March 1920.