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Frank Percival JOHNSON

Regimental number1349
Place of birthLaura South Australia
Addressc/o Mrs D W Johnson, Lily Street, Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinD W Johnson, Lily Street, Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Enlistment date30 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 15 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 11-18 September 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 15 January 1919

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 January 1919"

FateReturned to Australia 30 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For continuous service and devotion to duty during the period 16th/17th September, 1918, to 11th November, 1918. As N.C.O. in charge of the Battalion Aid Post, Corporal JOHSNON has shown marked ability and tact in the handling and clearing of wounded. He has served continuously in the Medical Section of the Battalion since April 1916, both as a bearer and later as N.C.O. in charge, and his work has at all times been of an excellent nature and his coolness and courage under extremely heavy fire was most praiseworthy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'Corporal JOHNSON is the N.C.O. in charge of the A.M.C. details, and has been untiring in his efforts to assist the Medical Officer on all occasions. He has participated in all operations and with the R.M.O. has frequently attended to the wounded in the open under heavy shell fire, in order to cope with the rush of cases. His conduct is exemplary and his bravery unquestionable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 February 1958

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