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Thomas JOHNSON

Regimental number2099
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressVictoria Street, Carrington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Alfred Johnson, Victoria Street, Carrington, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallantry in the attack on the Hindenburg Line in September 1918. He reconnoitred the right flank, and located a concealed nest of enemy machine guns, which were later destroyed by artillery. He later attacked a post, twenty enemy being either killed or captured, and two machine guns captured.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 6297287

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the vicinity of BRAY on the night 19th/20th August, 1918, whilst raiding an enemy strong point. He showed good quality of leadership, and working on his own initiative killed two of the enemy, and helped in the capture of an enemy machine gun post. His resourcefulness and prompt action was responsible for the capture of the post. He afterwards went back for and brought up a lewis gun to enable the position to be held whilst it was being consolidated.'

Family/military connectionsCousin: 7799 Pte Joshua JOHNSON, 2nd Bn, died of wounds, 16 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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