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Duncan William JOHNSON

Regimental number4560
Place of birthOmeo Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressOmeo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Johnson, Omeo, Victoria
Enlistment date23 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "9 April 1918

Bar to Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For devotion to duty during an attack on our lines near ALBERT on April 5th, 1918. This man showed great courage and coolness while attending to, and carrying in wounded under heavy shell fire. He worked continuously for 36 hours without a rest and was always ready to go out to bring in wounded no matter where they were.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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