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John William JOHNSTON

Regimental number5372
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolQueen Street State School, Ballarat East, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address1 Laverton Street, Williamstown Beach, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Janet Elizabeth Johnston, Moonee Ponds PO, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Previous military service7th Regiment Ballarat before the war under Colonel Bennet.
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 32), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Elizabeth Ann JOHNSTON; husband of Janet E. JOHNSTON, 49 Ruskin Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Family/military connectionsJoseph Henry Johnston, brother killed at Pozieres.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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