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Harold Ernest JOHNSON

Regimental number4592
Place of birthDrummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolMiranda Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingGardener & Fruit Grower
OccupationPoultry farmer
AddressWingellow Road, Miranda, Sutherland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W J Johnston, Wingellow Road, Miranda, Sutherland, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was the first of his class at school to enlist and was the means of a number of other boys enlisting.
FateDied of wounds 30 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death26.1
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 138), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Joseph and Mary Matilda JOHNSON, Westwood Farm, Miranda, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsOne uncle Sergeant A Stevens was in the landing at Gallipoli. Another uncle Arthur Heneris gained the MM in France; also 3 cousins served in France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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