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Benjamin JOHNSTON

Regimental number1758
Place of birthMornington, Victoria
SchoolKing Street State School, West Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMoulder
Address96 Ireland Street,West Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinBen Johnston, 96 Ireland Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded 10th August at Lone Pine with 8th Bn, joined the 60th Bn in Egypt.
FateKilled in Action 25 February 1918
Place of death or woundingWytschaete, Belgium (Battle of Messines)
Age at death23.10
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialTorroken Farm Cemetery No. 1 (Row D, Grave No. 12), Wytechaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Ada JOHNSTON, 14 Dryburgh Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother of John Johnston No 1158 of 8th Bn

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