4 March 1916 – Bad luck

Herbert Augustus Johnston of 1 SQuadron was killed today. He was on leave and took a trip up to the front to visit a fellow officer. Unluckily, whilst there, the trench he was in was hit by shellfire and he was killed.

Herbert Augustus Johnston, who was born in Stranorlar, Co. Donegal in August 1891 and was an undergraduate of Trinity College, Dublin. Before the war he was an in demand electrical engineer.

He had joined the RFC in August 1915 and  gained his flying certificate (891) at the Central a Flying School, Upavon on 18 January 1916, before being posted to 1 Squadron.


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