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Regimental number1967
Place of birthUpwell, Cambridgeshire, England
SchoolSt Peters Board School
Other trainingCarriage Footman to Lord Chelmsford
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, R Johnston, Upwell, Wisbeach, Cambridge, England
Enlistment date25 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Sarah Mary JOHNSON, Upwell, Cambs

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