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Osborne William JOHNSTON

Regimental number1629
Place of birthElsmore, New South Wales
SchoolElsmore Public School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressDelungra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Johnston, Delungra, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 3 November 1917
Place of death or woundingPalestine
Age at death30
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 5), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
2
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ronald and Elizabeth JOHNSTON. Native of Inverell, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4315 Pte Cyril Donald JOHNSTON, 54th Bn, killed in action, 19-20 July 1916.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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