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Albert JOHNSTON

Regimental number3524
Place of birthTemplestowe, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationOrchardist
AddressLara Lake, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Johnston, Lara Lake, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death26
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 1), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Evanda and Georgina JOHNSTON; husband of Mabel M. JOHNSTON, Mollongghip, Victoria. Native of Templestone, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 7th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 January 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 59th Bn, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOHNSTON Albert

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