|Place of birth||Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Address||Manager, Bank of New Zealand Ltd, George Street, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Father, James Johnston, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||1st Class Air Mechanic|
|Unit name||Australian Flying Corps, No 1 Squadron, C Flight|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||8/4/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Flying Corps|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30474 (14 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Meritorious Service Medal
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
War service: embarked Sydney, 16 March 1916; appointed Acting Sergeant for voyage only; disembarked Suez, 14 April 1916, and reverted to 1st Air Mechanic.
Appointed Corporal, 24 August 1916.
Appointed Acting Sergeant, Kantara, 25 September 1916.
Appointed Sergeant, Kantara, 25 November 1916.
Appointed Flight Sergeant, Mustabig, 1 January 1917.
Admitted to 14th General Hospital, 14 April 1917 (debility); rejoined 67th Australian Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, from hospital, 7 May 1917.
Admitted to 53rd Welsh Casualty Clearing Station, 18 May 1917; transferred to Hospitalo Train, 21 May 1917, and admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital (debility); transferred to 14th General Hospital, Abbassia, 23 May 1917 (debility); to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 28 July 1917 (gastritis and debility); discharged to Deir-el-Belah, classified 'A', and rejoined 67th Squadron.
Admitted to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 August 1917; transferred to Hospital Train, 27 August 1917, and admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, 29 August 1917 (indigestion); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 31 August 1917 (gastritis); discharged from hospital, 14 October 1917, and rejoined 67th Squadron.
Awarded Meritorious Service Medal.
Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 12 April 1918, to be Equipment Officer 3rd Class (Wireless).
Promoted Lieutenant, 12 July 1918.
Marched in to Rest Camp, Port Said, 30 August 1918; rejoined unit from Rest Camp, 13 September 1918.
Embarked Port Said for United Kingdom (duty), 17 February 1919; disembarked Southampton, 3 March 1919; marched in to AFC Depot, Wendover, 4 March 1919.
Marched out On Command at 1st Wing, AFC, 30 March 1919.
Marched out On Command to RAF Experimental Station, Oxfordness, 1 April 1919; marched in from On Command, RAF Experimental Station, Oxfordness, 7 April 1919.
On Command, No 2 School of Navigation & Bomb Dropping, 22 April 1919; attached for duty to AIF Headquarters, London, 17 May 1919.
On Command, Headquarters, SW Area, RAF, 1 July 1919.
Granted leave, 6-27 September 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wahehe', 30 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 13 December 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Melbourne, 4 February 1920.Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, JOHNSTON Hector|