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Leiton Roy JOHNSTON

Regimental number18484
Place of birthKinchela, New South Wales
SchoolSummer Island Public School, Mackay River, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBookkeeper
AddressKinchela Creek, Macleay River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A L Johnston, Kinchela Creek, Macleay River, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 25
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division TMB
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGunner Johnston was killed by Shell while helping to carry to shelter Corporal Stapleton of 6th French Mortar, who was badly wounded. (Father)
FateKilled in Action 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 61), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
20
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert Dudley and Annie JOHNSTON, 110 Dalhousie Street, Haberfield, New South Wales. Native of Kinchela, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsHad 8 cousins and 1 uncle who were killed in action or died of wounds.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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