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William James JOHNSON

Regimental number3827
Place of birthAuburn, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolOrange Public School, Orange, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCoachbuilder
AddressMacquarie Road, Auburn, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs M E Johnson, Macquarie Road, Auburn, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 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 Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death49
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
33
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Susan JOHNSON; husband of the late M.E. JOHNSON. Native of Yass, New South Wales
Other details

William Johnson was the Mayor of Auburn, Sydney before enlisting and was prominent in recruitment and raising money for patriotic funds. Was the Labor Member in the House of Representatives for the Robertson electorate in the first Fisher Government.

Age at death49

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