Bartholomew (Bart) JOHNSON MM

JOHNSON, Bartholomew

Service Number: 813
Enlisted: 1 December 1915, 14th Infantry, 3.5 years
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 35th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adamstown, New South Wales, Australia, 14 March 1894
Home Town: Kurri Kurri, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 24 July 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
VII. A. 7., Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, I.O.O.R. Kurri Kurri Tent No 64 Pictorial HR, Kurri Kurri Methodist Church Roll of Honor, Kurri Kurri War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 813, 35th Infantry Battalion, 14th Infantry, 3.5 years
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, 813, 35th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, 813, 35th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
10 Dec 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 35th Infantry Battalion
15 Jun 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 35th Infantry Battalion
24 Jul 1918: Involvement Corporal, 813, 35th Infantry Battalion
4 Feb 1919: Honoured Military Medal, For brave courageous action during an attack on enemy trenches near MORLANCOURT on the night 5th/6th May, 1918. During the advance all N.C.O.s of his platoon, excepting himself, were made casualties. He at once assumed command and showed marked coolness and initiative in reorganising his platoon after reaching the final objective, and at once commencing the necessary consolidation of newly won position. Throughout the night he was of the greatest assistance to his Company Commander, his frequent situation reports being of much value.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15

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