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Robert Ernest JOHNSON

Regimental number256
Place of birthGlen Innes New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBourke Street, Glen Innes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinGeorge James Johnson, Bourke Street, Glen Innes, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, A Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For conspicuous and gallant devotion to duty as stretcher-bearer at Grid Trench.
Recommendation date: 26 November 1916

FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Medals

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. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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