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James Russell JOHNSTONE

Regimental number1954
Place of birthJohannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Place of birthJohannesburg, South Africa
SchoolWoodstock Public School, Cape Town, South Africa
Other trainingPrinter
Age on arrival in Australia17
OccupationWood scouring
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Johnstone, Walmer Road, Cape Town, South Africa
Previous military serviceAs a Private Cape Peninsula Rifle Regiment, Cape Town
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGiven name on RoHc James Russell Clarke.
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death20.9
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 14), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Russell and Alice Louisa JOHNSTONE, Walmer Road, Woodstock, Capetown

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