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Sydney Tasman JOHNSTON

Regimental number1487
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
SchoolBunbury State School, Western Australia
Other trainingServed in the Cadets and Rifler, Bunbury, WA
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, James William Johnston, Larneston House Elliott Street, Bunbury, Western Australia
Previous military serviceLetter from one of his mates attached, proving his part in making immortal the famous 16th Batt. He was turned down three times by the (?) previous to enlisting and passed in on the 4th trial. His mates advised he was to be mentioned in despatches for bravery but unfortunately his officer was killed.
Enlistment date3 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death19 May 1915
Age at death20
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 4), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James WIlliam and Margaret JOHNSTON, White Road, Bunbury, Western Australia. Native of Melbourne
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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