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Regimental number3826
Place of birthBishop, Auckland, Durham, England
SchoolBarrington School, Bishop, Auckland, Durham, England
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
Address31 Bruce Street, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Johnston, 45 Wortley Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was recommended for the D.C.M. he helped single handed badly wounded comrades under heavy fire to places of safety. The information sent by his Lieut L Ferriet, 1st Pioneers Batt
FateKilled in Action 16 May 1918
Place of death or woundingStrazeala, Courte Croix
Age at death34
Place of burialLe Peuplier Military Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 11), Caestre, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Helen JOHNSON. Native of Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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