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Regimental number1571
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMitchell Street, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Johnston, Mitchell Street, Townsville, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 December 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 13 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll475
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOHNSTON William

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