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Leicester Grafton St Clair JOHNSON

Regimental number2920
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressManly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 3.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Effee Johnson, 68 Pittwater Road, Manly, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Calcutta Scottish Rifles for 5 months; 7 months in the Shanghai Volunteer Rifles.
Enlistment date5 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 June 1916
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateDischarged 12 March 1919
Discharge date12 March 1919
Other details

Employed by the British Insurance Company (Eastern Staff): served in Calcutta, India, and Shanghai, China. Granted leave of absence to proceed to Sydney in order to enlist in the AIF.

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 25 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 17 January 1917 (phiniosis); discharged from hospital, 6 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 February 1917; joined 19th Bn, in the field, 23 March 1917.

Wounded in action, 14 April 1917 (gun shot wound, right arm), and admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train, 18 April 1917, and admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 19 April 1917; transferred to England, 12 May 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 14 May 1917 (wound: severe).

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 July 1917; rejoined Bn, 1 August 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), Belgium, 9 October 1917 (gun shot wound, hand), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 11th General Hospital, Camiers, 12 October 1917; to 6th Convalescent Depot; to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, 16 October 1917; rejoined Bn, Belgium, 24 October 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 7 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 27 March 1918.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 22 July 1918.

Wounded in action (third occasion), 23 July 1918 (gas), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 17, 25 July 1918, and admitted to 16th US Army Hospital, Le Treport, 26 July 1918; transferred to England, 8 August 1918, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 9 August 1918. Transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 16 August 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 19 August 1918. Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 13 September 1918; to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 23 September 1918.

Transferred to Reinforcements of 20th Bn, 5 October 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 October 1918; joined 20th Bn, 16 October 1918.

Discharged from the AIF in London (being demobilised), 12 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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