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Frederick David JOHNSON

Regimental number681
Place of birthCondong New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMurwillumbah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Fowler, Talgum, Tweed River, New South Wales
Previous military service12th Infantry
Enlistment date17 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Disringuished Conduct Medal*

*Refers June 1917.
Recommendation date: "3 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 3 March 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. has rendered good service as Signalling Corporal, being constantly out under heavy enemy fire of all descriptions, repairing and maintaining communication lines. He has continually set a very fine example of courage in the face of danger, and devotion to duty at all times, and he has distinguished himself by his behaviour in action, during severe fighting,when he was wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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