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Neville Murray JOHNSON

Regimental number3021
Place of birthJingellic, New South Wales
SchoolTudor House School, Moss Vale, and King's School, Parramatta, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFranksfield, Gunning, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height6' 0"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Frances Maria Johnson, Franksfield, Gunning, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date15 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMenangle Park, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 16 October 1918
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialGaza War Cemetery (Plot XXVII, Row C, Grave No. 5), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on St Edmund's Anglican Church Roll of Honour, Gunning, New South Wales: 'In memory of the men of this Parish who made the supreme sacrifice of their life in the fight for Truth and Freedom.' Parents: Harry Bell and Frances Maria JOHNSON, Summerless, Moss Vale, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Embarked Sydney, 23 November 1916; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 2 January 1917, and marched into Isolation Camp, Moascar, the same day.

Marched into 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, 27 January 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 8 March 1917; taken on strength of 6th Light Horse Regiment, Abu Shunnar, 9 March 1917.

To Port Said Rest Camp, 3 October 1917; rejoined unit, Kazar, 13 October 1917.

To Port Said Rest Camp, 26 February 1918; rejoined unit, Jericho, 5 April 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, 4 October 1918; admitted to No 66 Casualty Clearing Station, Gaza, 11 October 1918 (dangerously ill).

Died, No 47 Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 16 October 1918 (malignant malaria, and lobar pneumonia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsCrossed off the roll of 21st Reinforcement, 6th Light Horse,as 2956, and embarked with 22nd Reinforcement, 6th Light Horse. See 3021 Neville Murray JOHNSON.
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOHNSON Neville Murray

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