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Andrew JOHANSON

Regimental number1965
Place of birthLyunqskile Sweden
ReligionLutheran
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinAugust Johanson, Lyuingskile, Bohnsten, Sweden
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Infantry Base Depot
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


Recommendation date: 19 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 6 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Great devotion to duty near MOUQUET FARM between 12th and 15th August, 1916. He held an isolated portion of the line under heavy fire and against counter attacks with a few men and it was only due to his fine example and cheerfulness that the position was retained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Date of death27 May 1957
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery

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