William Johnston


He was shot at his home about 2pm. There is no recorded British Inquest. His father had been, before his father's death in 1911, a RIC Constable in the village

1895 Jul 4 His parents married

1900 Jan Born


1901 census in Kilbrittain, Cork


1911 Census


1911 Oct 22. His father died of TB. He was still a constable in the RIC


1921 Feb 9 Shot Cork

William Johnston was buried in Rathclarin cemetry near Kilbrittain.

Compensation Commission Register shows that British liability was accepted, and that £2,000 was awarded. (CO 905/15, TNA).

1921 Oct . The Irish Revolution has that The IRA raided the family home. In the view of the RIC, this was done in order to intimidate Edward Johnston’s widow into leaving the area; she and her four daughters moved to Bandon.


Shot by IRA as British spies