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William JOHNSTON

Regimental number548
Place of birthNgapard, Otago, New Zealand
Place of birthUgapara, New Zealand
SchoolClyde Quay School, Wellington, New Zealand
Other trainingFarming
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressGPO Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMrs Johnston, 2 Lincoln Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Enlistment date4 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A31 Ajana on 19 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 4 November 1914. Served Gallipoli 28 April 1915 to 13 August 1915. Sent to England sick. Served Hana? 18 December 1916 to 26 May 1917. (Wife)
FateKilled in Action 26 May 1917
Place of death or woundingVaulse, Bapaume
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialVaulx Hill Cemetery (Plot I, row K, Grave No. 27), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
162
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Walker Agnes JOHNSTON; husband of Ethel Maude JOHNSTON, Queen Street, Waiuku, New Zealand

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