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Donald William JOHNSTON

Regimental number234
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
SchoolCoburg State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address288 Sydney Road, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, A Johnston, 288 Sydney Road, Coburg, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Place of death or woundingKrithia
Date of death8 May 1915
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Sarah Jane JOHNSTON, Sassafras, Victoria. Native of Coburg, Victoria
Date of death2 June 1970
Place of burialCoffs Harbour Cemetery

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