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David William JOHNSON

Regimental number5362
Place of birthDellsgate Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBarnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs T A Johnson, Edinburgh Street, Newmarket, Victoria
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "14 October 1917

Bar to Military Medal


Recommendation date: 30 May 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'In the first stages of the attack on VILLE-SUR-ANCRE near ALBERT on 19th May, 1918, this N.C.O. was in charge of the flank of the advance. He saw an enemy gun crew rush into an emplacement with the evident intention of getting their gun into action. Without hesitation he rushed the post, shot one of the crew, forced two others to flee and captured the gun. His promptitude certainly saved his party from being held up and from becoming casualties. He then advanced with great dash and reached the objective with his party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Date of death26 October 1981

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