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Willie Banon JOHNSON

Regimental number515
Place of birthAlbury, New South Wales
Place of birthBethanga, Victoria
SchoolSS 1883, Bethanga, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address17 Pridham Street, Kensington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Harry Barton Johnson, 17 Pridham Street, Kensington, Victoria
Enlistment date30 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 6, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Machine Gun Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at Grantham, England, Belton Hospital
FateDied of disease 16 March 1917
Place of death or woundingEngland
Age at death27
Place of burialGrantham Cemetery (Plot 15, Row B, Grave No. 11), Lincolnshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry Barton and Fanny JOHNSON, 17 Pridham Street, Kensington, Victoria
Family/military connectionsHis brother Arthur went with the 1st Con in 1914 served all though Gallipoli and France and returned to Australia as Sargent with the 1st Anzacs in November 1919. His eldest brother served as Engineer in the P O and other lines throughout the war and was suspended while on the Pasna.

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