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Cecil Herbert JOHNSON

Regimental number2936
Place of birthMitcham South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNorth Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriett Johnson, Stanley Street, Lower North Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered to Military Medal)

Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919

Military Medal

'At POLYGON WOOD near HOOGE on the 29th September 1917 No. 2936 Private C.H. JOHNSON showed commendable courage and determination in the execution of his duty. Although an intense enemy bombardment was progressing he carried S.O.S. signals to two Companies who were in need of them. On his return he again proceeded to the front line through the barrage and returned with valuable information which told where the enemy was massing. By his cheerfulness and courage he inspired all his comrades with confidence.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 June 1972

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