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Thomas JOHNSON

Regimental number30
Place of birthJunee Junction, New South Wales
Other NamesJONSON
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSoldier
AddressArtillery Barracks, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Johnson, Cove Street, Watson's Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Group
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Refers 10-11 July 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Sarah JONSON
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in continually keeping his gun in action under the most trying conditions. His great courage and his personal example under heavy shell and machine gun fire and hostile aircraft attacks were magnificent. He displayed great skill and resource in improvising moving stores, and carrying on until his gun was put out of action. He then personally attended to the wounded carrying them to a place of safety under heavy shell fire at the imminent risk of his own life.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 27 January 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 November 1929
Age at death44
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, New South Wales

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