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Date of birth5 May 1863
Place of birthAberdeen, Scotland
AddressBoulder, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation51
Next of kinWife, Mrs K M Johnston, Boulder, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLCOL
Unit name11th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', sixth Supplement, No. 29919 (25 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1116 (25 July 1917).
Recommendation date: "6 December 1916

Companion of the Order St.Michael and St.George

Recommendation date: 10 December 1916"

FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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