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William Edgar JOHNSON

Regimental number2470
Place of birthSt Helens Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRetreat Hotel, Latrobe, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Mrs Ellen Johnson Smith, Retreat Hotel, Latrobe, Tasmania
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 24 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)

Personal example of coolness and courage under fire while Non-Commissioned Officer of Battalion Transport. (East of Hooge).
Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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