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William Henry JOHNSTON

Regimental number1553
Date of birth1895
Place of birthBreeza, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Cliffe Bros., Breeza, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Lilly Agnes Johnston, Breeza, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 23 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 17 August 1916
Discharge date28 November 1916
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 23 October 1915.

With Details, 6th Light Horse, Maachi, Egypt, 27 December 1915. Marched out to Serapeum, 23 February 1916. Sick to hospital (mumps), 4 March 1916; discharged to duty, 19 March 1916. Sustained gun shot wound, head, Etmaler, Canal Zone, 20 July 1916. Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Kantara, 21 July 1916; transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 3 August 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HMT 'Borda', 17 August 1916. Discharged, 28 November 1916 (medical unfitness: compound fractured skull).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 June 1965
Age at death70
Place of burialTamworth Cemetery, New South Wales

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