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John JOHNSON

Regimental number183
Place of birthCroydon, Surrey, England
SchoolSydenham Road School, Croydon, England
Other trainingEngineer
Age on arrival in Australia32
ReligionBaptist
OccupationFitter
AddressMidland Junction PO, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinJ Johnson, No. 6 Burdett Road, Croydon, England
Previous military serviceServed 12 years in the Royal Engineers
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Section 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPay Corporal 3 years 5th Comp R.E. Aldershot, 5 years in South Africa King Edward 7th Medal Bars. Cape Colony, Orange River Colony Belfast Laing'sNik. Queen Victoria Medal with 4 Bars
FateDied of wounds 14 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGaba Tepe, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 11), 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
24
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary JOHNSON, 6 Bunrdett Road, Croydon, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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