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Robert John JOHNSSON

Regimental number7963
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailwayman
AddressPort Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Johnsson, Langham Place, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period 23rd September 1917 to 24th February 1918, both at ordinary times and under shell fire this soldier has done most brilliant work. His knowledge of his duties has rendered him of the greatest value to the surgeons of his Unit; his self sacrifice and devotion to his duty have stimulated and encouraged his comrades, while his sympathetic and capable attention and cheerful demeanour have done much to alleviate, better the condition, and cheer the spirits of the wounded. Private JOHNSSON has been with 13th Australian Field Ambulance, since its formation, as a surgical dresser. In this capacity he has been present in every action in which the 4th Australian Division has taken part.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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