The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Supplement: 28985, Page: 9958, reads:
“Captain William Henry Johnston, Royal Engineers.
At Missy on 14th September 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.”
Having achieved the rank of Major, William Johnston VC, was killed in action at Ypres on 8 June 1915. He is buried at Perth Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
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