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J K JOHNSTONE

ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationOverseer
AddressLestowel downs, Blackhall, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Aubrey Johnstone, Chapelhope, Capperclench, Selkirk, Scotland
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 4 October 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


*Refers 25 September 1918.
Recommendation date: "14 January 1918

Military Cross*


Recommendation date: Unspecified"

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Cross

'At Semakh, on 25th September 1918, he led the first line of half a squadron with great dash and judgment in the charg of the machine guns defending the town. His troops were the first to enter and pass through the twon, and reported that it was too strongly held in the station buildings to be captured mounted. he led the way in a bayonet charge on the west of the town, and by gallant leadership subdued the enemy who were fighting stubbornly.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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