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William JOHNSON

Regimental number18050
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionBaptist
OccupationRailway employee
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs J A Johnson, Klein Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameJune 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the morning of September 1st 1918 near PERONNE they [JOHNSON and 17654 H.S. LEVY] displayed coolness and courage of high order by stretcher-carrying 10 wounded men from the R.A.P. several hundred yards through zones of heavy shell fire. At one period same day when shells were bursting amongst an Infantry Unit nearby they immediately went forward, and after rendering first aid, carried the wounded to a place of safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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