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Charles Frederick JOHNSON

Regimental number951
Place of birthNorth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolNo 1402 State School Errol Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingPhysical culture. Held LW Wrestling Championship 1914 for Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTailor
Address49 Rankin Road, Kensington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Annie Johnson, 49 Rankin Road, Kensington, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in 64th Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; discharged, 15 March 1914 (Character Good).
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 August 1915
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 26), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
47
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles A. and Annie E. JOHNSON. Native of North Melbourne
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOHNSON Charles Frederick

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