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Norman JOHNSON

Regimental number9803
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor
Address'Merton', Wallis Street, Woollahra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Nicholas Alexander Johnson, 'Merton', Wallis Street, Woollahra, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He went through a barrage, marked out a strong point, and returned for his section. When leading it out, it was caught by heavy fire, and suffered losses, and with great skill and presence of mind dug a trench across 'No Man's Land'. His work over a most difficult portion of our front was marked by conspicuous ability and utmost disregard of personal danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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