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Bartholomew JOHNSON

Regimental number813
Place of birthAdamstown, New South Wales
SchoolSuperior Public School
Other trainingMilitia Training
AddressBarton Street, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, William Johnson, Barton Street, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 May 1918

FateKilled in Action 24 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 7), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth JOHNSON, Portland Place, New Lambton, New South Wales

Military Medal

'For brave courageous action during an attack on enemy trenches near MORLANCOURT on the night 5th/6th May, 1918. During the advance all N.C.O.s of his platoon, excepting himself, were made casualties. He at once assumed command and showed marked coolness and initiative in reorganising his platoon after reaching the final objective, and at once commencing the necessary consolidation of newly won position. Throughout the night he was of the greatest assistance to his Company Commander, his frequent situation reports being of much value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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