|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||38 Ness Avenue, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, A Johnston, 38 Ness Avenue, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Warwick Farm, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||56th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 13), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to, and proceeded to 56th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 56th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 20 July 1916.
Died of wounds while being carried to Dressing Station, 20 July 1916.
Note, Red Cross File No 14505031: 'No trace Germany. Cert by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
Statement, 2780 Lance Corporal B.H. PHILLIPS, C Company, 56th Bn, 14 November 1916: 'Johnston was a L.M. Gunner and [3347 F.] James was in A. Company. We made an attack on the 19th and were driven back to our own lines and these two and three others were killed by the same shell in our trench. James' head was practically blown off. I - a stretcher bearer - was in the next bay and was called in. James and Johnston were both taken out and buried in a Cemetery behind the lines. I think the Cemetery was at the mouth of "V.C. Avenue" near Fleurbaix.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, JOHNSTON Charles William
Red Cross File No 14505031