Leonard Arthur JOHNSON MM

JOHNSON, Leonard Arthur

Service Number: 108
Enlisted: 8 February 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Renmark, South Australia, 17 September 1891
Home Town: Renmark, Renmark Paringa, South Australia
Schooling: Renmark Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

8 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 108, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, 108, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 108, 27th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Leonard Arthur Johnson grew up in Renmark South Australia. My father recalls his mother saying he was an accomplished horse rider and cyclist. He was employed as a stockman in Renmark. He was wounded in France 1916 and when recovering in Bristol, England he fell in love with Gwen Young who was a nurse treating him. They were engaged and he then went back to the War and was killed in action in 1917. Gwen after the war travelled to Australia and married his brother.

Gwen Young was my Father's Mother. - Andrew Johnson