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Samuel Henry JOHNSTON

Regimental number2846
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
Address42 Lochne Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, S H Johnston, 42 Lochne Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In the attack on POLYGON WOOD, east of YPRES on 20/21st September, 1917, although twice wounded during the advance, Pte. JOHNSTON, remained in the Inf. B. position until the unit was relieved and worked continuously in consolidating the captured position. He also volunteered to carry messages through heavy hostile artillery barrage. Throughout the action he set a fine standard of devotion to duty and steadiness under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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