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Samuel Walker JOHNSTON

Regimental number3381
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27.4
Height5' 5.25"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs S.W. Johnston, Alfred Street, Sandgate, nr Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Discharge date8 December 1919
Other details

Originally enlisted, February 1915; discharged prior to embarkation ('Unlikely to become an efficient Soldier), 15 July 1915.

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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