Lieutenant T. W. Gerald Johnson

Regiment: 5th Connaught Rangers
Date published: 26/11/1915
Killed in action: No
Information: Lieutenant T. W. Gerald Johnson, 5th Connaught Rangers, second son of Professor and Mrs. T. Johnson, 13 Palmerston Park, has been awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery in Gallipoli, where, entering a Turkish trench, he bayonetted six and shot two Turks. Lieutenant Johnson is in his 23rd year, and entered Trinity College, Dublin, from Archbishop Holcate's School, Yorks, as a medical student. In November, 1914, he resigned his position as acting house surgeon in Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital to join the 5th Batt. Connaught Rangers. Mr. Johnson is a prominent footballer, and played for Ireland against England in the Amateur International Association match. He is also a keen golfer, was Captain of the Dublin University Golf Club, and has twice won the Moncrieff Cup and Gold Medal of the Royal Dublin Golf Club at Dollymount.