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William Derwent JOHNSON

Regimental number328
Date of birth20 July 1901
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maud Mary Johnson, Charlotte Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date22 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 12, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date5 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, left eye).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as Lieutenant, Blue Mountains Contingent, Volunteer Defence Corps, Katoomba, New South Wales.
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as William Derwit JOHNSON. Enlisted underage.
Date of death14 May 1984
Age at death83
Place of burialCremated: Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sysney, New South Wales

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