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Walter Augusta JOHNSON

Regimental number4147
Place of birthGlanville South, South Australia
SchoolSt Pauls Grammar School, South Australia
AddressHarris Street, Exeter, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Olaf Johnson, Harris Street, Exeter, South Australia
Enlistment date2 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularA very popular athlete having captained several teams cricket and football and won several medals for both. He was also highly commended at the front by his officer - Lieut Heyes.
FateDied of wounds 12 June 1918
Place of death or woundingNot known
Age at death24
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Olaf and Theresa JOHNSON, King William Street, Rosewater, South Australia. Native of Glanvile, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin to Pte Joseph Veitch killed in France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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