|Place of birth||Nelson, New Zealand|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||South Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||40|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Annie Johnston, 18 Draper Street, South Melbourne, Victoria|
|Place of enlistment||Darlinghurst, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||1st Field Squadron Engineers, September 1917 Reinforcements|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/36/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Field Squadron Engineers|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Embarked Sydney, 16 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 21 December 1917.
Joined 2nd Field Squadron, Belah, 7 February 1918.
Admitted to 36th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 21 July 1918 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 24 July 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 26 July 1918; to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 5 August 1918; discharged to duty, 13 August 1918.
Taken on strength, D Troop, Australian Engineers, 23 August 1918.
Appointed Saddler, 27 August 1918.
Admitted to 36th Stationary Hospital, 11 November 1918; transferred to 2nd Stationary Hospital, 11 November 1918; discharged, 13 November 1918.
Marched out to Rest Camp, Port Said, 16 November 1918; marched out to Engineer Training Unit, Moascar from Rest Camp, 28 November 1918; rejoined D Troop from hospital, 6 February 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Malta', 3 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 3 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, JOHNSTON John Edward|