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Allen Percival JOHNSTON

Regimental number14336
Place of birthRichmond Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTelegraphist
AddressCardenia Road, Garden Vale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, percy Johnston, Cardenia Road, Garden Vale, Victoria
Enlistment date15 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Australian Wireless Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Morea on 30 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Signal Squadron Wireless
FateReturned to Australia 22 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during two attacks at Ramadi on 28 and 29 September 1917. He carried on the good work under heavy fire and under most trying circumstances. During previous operations he has rendered most valuable assistance and displayed marked coolness.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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