|Place of birth||Parramatta, New South Wales|
|School||Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Macquarie Street, Parramatta, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Florence Barry|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||53rd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 8), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Son of Florence BARRY (formerly JOHNSTON). Native of Parramatta, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brother-in-law: 4867 Pte James Edward COOK, 53rd Bn, killed in action, 1 September 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to 53rd Bn, Moascar, 3 April 1916; joined 53rd Bn, Ismailia, 3 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.
Reported as missing in action, 19 July 1916.
Previously reported missing, now, 3 October 1916, reported killed in action.
Translation of undated German report: 'Identity Disc handed over by Intell: Off: of 6th Army Hd. Qrs. 17/8/16[.] Herewith is confirmed Death Card according to which Australian Prisoner of War Pte. G. H. Johnston, Iden: Disc 3096, 53 Btn., died on 19/7/16.'
Red Cross File No 1450510 has staement from 3390 Pte P. HAMMOND, a Company, 53rd Bn, 16 February 1917: 'A man named H. Johnston (I don't know his number) was killed right close alongside of me in the German trench near Armentieres on the morning after the charge. A bomb got him in the stomach. He was left there when we came away.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Mother's address subsequently 7 Darcy Street, Parramatta South, New South Wales.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, JOHNSTON George Henry
Red Cross File No 1450510