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Matthew JOHNSON

Regimental number3141
Place of birthGunning, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30.7
Height5' 6.25"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinMother, Sarah Johnson, 'Cowl-Cowl', Gunning, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 February 1917
Place of enlistmentYoung, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentTrooper
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Discharge date3 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Lancashire', 19 February 1919 (debility); arrived Melbourne, 24 March 1919 , for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 3 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOHNSON Matthew

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