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Regimental number3067
Date of birth21 November 1895
Place of birthKenmore, Goulburn, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWool classer
AddressKenmore, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W. Johnston, Kenmore, Goulburn, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1917
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Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
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War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Bn, 10 Reinforcements, 6 January 1916. Transferred to 53rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 13 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916 (shrapnel wound, leg); admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 22 July 1916. Transferred to England, 22 July 1916; admitted to Reading War Hospital, Berkshire, 23 July 1916. Transferred to No. 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 29 November 1916. Granted furlough, 4 April 1917, to report to No. 2 Auxiliary Hospital, 18 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS No. 1, 3 July 1917; discharged (medical unfitness), 8 October 1917.

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

Date of death11 June 1986
Age at death90
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery, Sutherland, New South Wales

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