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Hackleton Matthews JOHNSON

Regimental number1565
Place of birthGlen Innes, New South Wales
SchoolYarraford Public School
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinBrother, George James Johnson, PO, Bourke Street, Glen Innes, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMATA49 Seang Choon on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 March 1917
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialMartinpuick British Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Native of Glen Innes, New South Wales

Military Medal

'For conspicuous and gallant devotion to duty as stretcher bearers during operations at GIRD TRENCH near LE SARS on 14th November, 1916. These men did most excellent work attending to and bringing in wounded under very heavy shell and machine gun fire. They continued carrying back wounded to the aid post all day and the greater portion of the night, and undoubtedly saved very many mens lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Family/military connectionsW.G. Johnson killed, Pte E. Johnson MM and B.J. Johnson - Brothers
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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