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lt col Thomas Charles Smyth Johnston RWF


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hi everyone 


am looking for a picture of lt col Thomas Charles Smyth Johnston served the the 7th royal welsh but attached to the 23 provisional battalion royal welsh 

he was also deputy lieutenant merionethshire  

and awarded the O.B.E 

dont think he saw service overseas during ww1 

on the general list for ww2 

also attended harrow school  


his father was reverend charles smyth johnston 

of bradfield hall suffolk 

any extra information would be gratefully received  

many thanks 


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T.C.S.Johnston was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 30 April 1911 with the 7th (Merioneth and Montgomeryshire) Bn. RWF (TF).  Became a Lieutenant 14 Aug. 1913.  Promoted to Temporary Captain 3 Feb. 1915, before being seconded to the 47th Provisional Battalion 9 June 1915, and promoted Captain 10 Aug. 1915.


Gazetted as Adjutant to the unit 12 Jany. 1916, and continued to serve with this unit after it was retitled 23rd Bn. RWF.  he was restored to the establishment of the 7th Bn. 15 Feby. 1919.

His name as brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for valuable services rendered in connection with the conflict, and this was apparently both printed in the press and entered on his records. he subsequently retired.


During the 1939-45 War he served with the Merioneth Home Guard as Quartermaster, and was nominated for an OBE for services with the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmens Families Association. Became Deputy Lieutenant of Merionethshire.  Died at his home, Hafod, Dolgellau, December 1972 aged 86. 

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where have you looked already to save duplicate efforts .?

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thank you for your reply's


have searched ancestry and find my past 

also a search  of google 

i was looking for somebody else when i stumbled across his name 

in the harrow register 


many thanks james 




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