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Regimental number2759
Place of birthBrooklet, New South Wales
True NameJOHNSTON, Robert William Norman
SchoolBrooklet Public School, Tenterfield Superior Public School, New South Wales
AddressBrooklet, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, D. Johnston, Brooklet, Richmond River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of disease 14 November 1915
Place of death or woundingLemnos
Date of death14 November 1915
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialEast Mudros Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 80), Lemnos, Greece
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Margaret Jane JOHNSTON, Tenterfield, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 93 Pte George JOHNSTON, 26th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 January 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 1 September 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 October 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 31 October 1915.

Admitted to 15th Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 9 November 1915 (pneumonia).

Listed as 'dangerously ill', 11 November 1915.

Died of pneumonia, 14 November 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsOccupation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as fireman; address incorrectly listed as Oxley, Queensland. Age at embarkation listed as 30.
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOHNSTON Norman

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