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Bert Maxwell JOHNSON

Regimental number1849
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address58 Anerema Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Johnson, 58 Anerema Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: "10 April 1917

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 October 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although under heavy fire from close range, he several times cut paths through the enemy's wire. He set a fine example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Miscellaneous detailsAlso embarked INF4REIN17, rank 2LT
Date of death28 August 1976
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium

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