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Ernest Jack JOHNSON

Regimental number6274
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressEast Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Gustav Frederick Osca Johnson, 12 Bay Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Previous military service88th Infantry
Enlistment date5 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll6274A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his officers had become casualties, he took charge of two platoons of his battalion and a number of men of another battalion, showing excellent judgment in selecting positions and consolidating. The position was rendered safe by the good dispositions which he made for its defence and by his personal example and leadership. Though wounded, he carried on until the battalion was relieved, displaying an utter disregard for personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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