John Heber JOHNSON MC and Bar, MID

JOHNSON, John Heber

Service Number: 280
Enlisted: 27 February 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Colac, Victoria, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Beeac, Colac-Otway, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, France, 2 May 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Crucifix Corner Cemetery
Memorials: Beeac War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 280, 13th Light Horse Regiment
28 May 1915: Involvement Private, 280, 13th Light Horse Regiment
28 May 1915: Embarked Private, 280, 13th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Persic, Melbourne
2 May 1918: Involvement Lieutenant, 14th Infantry Battalion

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Lieutenant John Heber Johnson enlisted on February 27th, 1915 and was a member of the 13th Light Horse regiment at Alexandria, transported on the Arcadia to Marseilles as a Corporal.   In 1916, he trained at the Cadet Battalion, Trinity College, Cambridge and was later appointed Lieutenant.  He then departed for France again in 1917, joining the 14th Battalion, also known as "Jacka's mob".  He replaced Albert Jacka, VC, in the position of Intelligence Officer and performed many acts of courage and gallantry.  John Heber Johnson was awarded the Military Cross on 15th January, 1918, and also the Military Cross Bar, posthumously,on 16th September, 1918.  Lt. John Heber Johnson was killed by machine gun fire on 2nd May, 1918. 

His grave is in Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Brettoneux.

Letter to family advising of MC Bar award (/explore/people/151365/%5BURL=http:/

Letter to family advising of Military Cross award (/explore/people/151365/%5BURL=http:/

Description of gallantry for the MC Bar. (/explore/people/151365/%5BURL=http:/

Grave of Lt John Heber Johnson, MC and Bar (/explore/people/151365/%5BURL=http:/