Charles Albury JHONSON MC


JHONSON, Charles Albury

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Bathurst, NSW, 1885
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Banker
Died: Died of wounds, 53rd CCS, France, 2 October 1918
Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery
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Memorials: Holy Trinity Anglican Church HB, Orange Golf Club HB1
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World War 1 Service

8 Oct 1915: Involvement 3rd Infantry Battalion
8 Oct 1915: Embarked 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Sydney
30 Aug 1918: Honoured Military Cross, 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Though wounded early in the attack he continued to lead his company, and himself conducted the assault on the objective, and consolidated and secured the position. His courage and example contributed largely to the success of the operations.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137 Date: 30 August 1918

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Walter and Margaret Sussanah JHONSON


Capt. C. A. Jhonson, M.C.. who died of wounds on October 2. He was wounded at Fleurbaix in 1916, and at Polygon Wood in 1917 receiving the Military Cross tor gallantry on the latter occasion. In July last, when lie was wounded for the third time, he was recommended fur a further honour. Capt. Jhonson, who was a son of Mr. Walter Jhonson, solicitor, Darlinghurst, enlisted in May, 1915. He was formerly an officer of the Bank of Australasia.