|Place of birth||Collingwood, Victoria|
|Address||Fitzroy PO, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs R Johnston, 49 Blenheim Street, Balaclava, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected on account of teeth)|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 12), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James and Rose JOHNSTON, 66 Clarke Street, Northcote, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 7 Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.
Transfererd to and taken on strength of 59th Bn, 24 February 1916.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 7 June 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin); rejoined Bn, 11 June 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, head and legs), and admitted to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station.
Died of wounds, 20 July 1916.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1450411, D.L. McPHERSON, Sister-in-charge, No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 16 April 1917: '[H]e was brought in on the 20.7.16 suffering from severe Gun (sic) shot wound of Head (sic) and both legs and died the same day at 1.45 P.M. 20.7.16. He was unconscious when brought in as no particulars could be got from him as to next of kin.'
Statutory declaration from mother, 'Ypres', 66 Clarke Street, Northcote, 22 March 1921: 'His father James Johnston is alive but I am not aware of his address as I have not seern him since 1916. I had to leave him about 9 years ago owing to his failure to support myself and his family. He spends his money on drink and gambling. I do not consider that he is a fit and proper person to be in possession of my son's medals.' Base Records ruled that she should receive the medals.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, JOHNSTON Andrew Archibald
Red Cross File No 1450411