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John Edward JOHNSTON

Regimental number20312
Place of birthNelson, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSouth Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 6.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Johnston, 18 Draper Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date3 July 1917
Place of enlistmentDarlinghurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Squadron Engineers, September 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/36/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra on 16 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Squadron Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOHNSTON John Edward

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