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George Robinson JOHNSTON

Regimental number2704
Place of birthLake Rowan, Victoria
SchoolState School
AddressLake Rowan, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Rev Johnston, The Manse, Lake Rowan, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces, Sergeant, Essendon
Enlistment date19 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted June 1915 embarked 29 August 1915 served in Gallipoli with 6th Bn. Took ill with enteric fever - on recovery went with Bn to France where he saw very heavy fighting especially at Pozieres - 13 month in France, was wounded 30 April 1917 - sent to England, on recovery was employed at Pay Office at Lidworth, transferred to Flying Corps, killed at Worthing Downs 24 March 1918 in an aeroplane accident age 22 years. (Father)
FateKilled (aeroplane accident) 24 March 1918
Place of death or woundingWorthing Downs, England
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialWinchester (West Hill) Old Cemetery (34. 1926), Hampshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Rev. Robinson and Jane Kennedy JOHNSTON, Ranfurlie Crescent, East Malvern, Victoria

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