|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Other training||Apprentice boiler-maker at Harland Wolffe, Belfast, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Johnston 101 Kilnonen Street, Belfast Ireland|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Joined 1st Bn at Gallipoli, 6 August 1915. Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 12 November 1915 (diarrhoea & debility); transferred to HS 'Syria', 13 November 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 20 November 1915, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 21 November 1915. transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Ghezireh, 22 December 1915. Found guilty, 30 December 1915, of being drunk in town about 9.55 pm, 28 December: awarded 5 days confined to barracks. Rejoined Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 February 1916.
Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 25 February 1916 (influenza); transferred by Hospital Train and admitted to Military Infectious Hospital, Choubra, 14 March 1916; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 14 March 1916 (malaria); to Ras el Tin Convalescent Depot, 23 March 1916; discharged to duty, 10 April 1916. Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 20 April 1916 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 5 May 1916; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 12 May 1916 (deafness). Invalided to Australia for discharge: commenced return from Suez on board 'Port Sydney', 24 June 1916; disembarked Sydney, 22 July 1916; discharged, 11 September 1916.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalSubsequently (1967) lived in Southampton, England.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, JOHNSTON Edward|