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Herbert William JOHANNSEN

Regimental number6016
Place of birthAllendale Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address359 Pakington Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Herbert Johannsen, 359 Pakington Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date21 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name5th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919

Military Medal

'Near WESTHOEK on 29th September, 1917, he was in charge of a small party making a splinter proof dressing station when the place came under heavy shell fire. All the other parties in the neighbourhood ceased work and took shelter but this Sapper kept his men at work for several hours and completed the job thus providing shelter for the numerous stretcher cases which had up until this been lying in the open.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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