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Wilfred Henry JOHNSTON

Regimental number4834
Place of birthBootle, Lancashire, England
SchoolOrrell Council & Bootle Pre-apprentice, Lancashire, England
Other trainingFootball, boxing and all manly games
Age on arrival in Australia17.5
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAlbert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Henry Johnston, 'Belmont' Alexandra Drive, Bootle, Liverpoo, England
Previous military serviceJoined the Lancashire Hussars (Cavalry) at the age of 16
Enlistment date19 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularCaptain of school football team at 11 years of age. First boy to gain honours for his school in educational contest open to whole of England. (Father)
FateKilled in Action 11 April 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Wilfrid Henry Johnston on NR
Place of death or woundingHebuterne, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialEuston Road Cemetery (Plot IV, Row I, Grave No. 7), Collincamps, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Henry and Maggie Hutton Gaudie JOHNSTON, Alexandra Drive, Bootle, Liverpool, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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