|Place of birth||Northampton, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||6 Outram Street, Boulder City, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Selina Johnston, 6 Outram Street, Boulder City, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the 86th Regiment, Senior Cadets; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Belmont, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||51st Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/68/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||3396A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||51st Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Mother stated place of birth as Northampton, Western Australia; soldier stated Geraldton as place of birth on Attestation Form.|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death||23|
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||Crouy British Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 12), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William Henry and Selina JOHNSTON, Broken Hill, New South Wales. Native of Northampton, Western Australia|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 29 January 1917l disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched in to 13th Training Bn, Codford, 28 March 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 June 1917; joined 51st Bn, in the field, 15 July 1917.
Allotted letter 'A' to regimental number.
Wounded in action, 26 September 1917 (gun shot wound, left leg), and admitted to 1st South African Field Ambulance; transferred to 4th Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 27 September 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 19 October 1917; to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 28 October 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 27 November 1917.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 24 April 1918 (gun shot wound, thigh); admitted to 2/3 Home Counties Field Ambulance, 25 April 1918; transferred same day to 5th Casualty Clearing Station.
Died of wounds, 26 April 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, JOHNSTON William Francis|