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Eric Walter JOHNSTONE

Regimental number5130
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolState and Grammar School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
Address37 Leopold Street South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Mr W T Johnstone, Patrick Street, Ulverstone, Tasmania
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe enlisted in Melbourne, Victoria. Wounded three times, ill three.
FateDied of wounds 20 April 1918
Place of death or woundingPeake Wood (on farm), France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialEbblinghem Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
53
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter Thomas and Hannah Amelia JOHNSTONE, Patrick Street, Ulverstone, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother to Anzac Corporal L.W. Johnstone
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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