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George Jameson JOHNSTON

Date of birth24 October 1869
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
Other NamesGeorge Jamieson
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationManufacturer
Address'Jarangle', Hawthorn Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation46
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Johnston, 'Jarangle', Hawthorn Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant-Colonel
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollColonel
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Refers ANZAC
Recommendation date: 10 October 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.12 (27 January 1916).
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Order of St Maurice and St Lazarus (Officer)


Recommendation date: 5 February 1917

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George


Recommendation date: 8 March 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Medals

CB


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12
Date: 27 January 1916

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commanded 2nd Division Artillery, 1915-17. Military Administrator of German New Guinea, 1918-20.

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