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Harry JOHNSON

Regimental number4642
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWickepin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 7.75"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Johnson, Craigen, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Discharge date10 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front.

Departed Australia on HMT 'Militides', 12 February 1916; disembarked, Suez, 10 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Transylvania' to join British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 4 April 1916. Joined 1st Division Base Depot, Etaples, 8 April 1916; struck off strength, 24 May 1916. Transferred from 13th Reinforcements and taken on strength, 1st Pioneer Bn, 25 May 1916, proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 22 August 1917; returned to unit, 4 September 1917; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 25 September 1918, returned to unit, 11 October 1918; detached for duty with Australian Base Post Office, London, 13 October 1918. Disembarked Dover, 15 October 1918. Moved out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 February 1919

Commenced return for Australia on HT 'Marathon', 19 April 1919; disembarked Perth, 31 May 1919; discharged, 10 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOHNSON Harry

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