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The death yesterday morning of Professor R. M. Johnston was a heavy loss not only to the University Faculty, one of whose most justly and widely distinguished members he was, but to the country at large. Always vigorous in behalf of practical preparedness against war, Professor Johnston was unusually fortunate in the high degree of service which he was qualified to render when the test came. Not content with serving indirectly through those be had trained for military service both in the War College and Harvard, he felt impelled to add his own active services to their, in spite of long continued poor health and a weak heart.

The strenuous effort involved in this huge task, and an attack of pneumonia which finally necessitated his discharge from active duty were direct causes of his death. Surely no soldier in the trenches was more plainly a victim of the great war than Professor Johnston. His is the latest name on Harvard's Roll of Honor.

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