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John Hilton JOHNSON

Regimental number2599
Date of birth15 November 1896
Place of birthSwan Creek, Grafton, New South Wales
True NameJOHNSTON, Merlyn Hilton
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressUlmarra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, Benjamin Johnson, Ulmarra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Discharge date29 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Raranga', 8 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 29 October 1919; duischarged (termination of period of enlistment), 29 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Statutory Declaration, 13 October 1937, stated true name to be Merlyn Hilton JOHNSTON.
Date of death31 August 1979
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOHNSON John Hilton

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