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Donald Wallace JOHNSTONE

Regimental number738
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolGold Street State School, No 1360, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationGrocer
Address32 Council Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs B Johnstone, 32 Council Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death23.9
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBeaulencourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 17), Ligny-Thilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
44
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Blanch JOHNSTONE, 69 Alfred Crescent, Fitzroy North, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother to 2402 SERG A.A. Johnstone (who was mentioned in despatches by Gen Cox for work on nights of 8/9 and 12/13 August 1916) 14th Bn who died of wounds on 20 September 1918. Also brother to LIEUT T.W. Johnstone, M.U. 8th Bn.

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