Guy Alexander JOHNSTON

JOHNSTON, Guy Alexander

Service Number: 36629
Enlisted: 12 February 1917, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 10th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Frederickton, New South Wales, Australia, 15 December 1890
Home Town: Coolah, Warrumbungle Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: North Sydney Grammar School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Bank Accountant
Died: Killed in Action, France, 8 August 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery
Plot I, Row B, Grave 23.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book, Coolah Memorial School of Arts HR1
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World War 1 Service

12 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, 36629, Field Artillery Brigades, Sydney, NSW
5 Nov 1917: Involvement Gunner, 36629, Field Artillery Brigades, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '4' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Sydney embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
5 Nov 1917: Embarked Gunner, 36629, Field Artillery Brigades, HMAT Port Sydney, Sydney
8 Aug 1918: Involvement Gunner, 36629, 10th Field Artillery Brigade , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 36629 awm_unit: 10th Australian Field Artillery Brigade awm_rank: Gunner awm_died_date: 1918-08-08

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

GUY ALEXANDER JOHNSTON was born at Frederickton, New South Wales, on 15th December, 1890, the son of Mr. William Alexander Johnston and Mrs. Agnes Mary Johnston. He was educated at the North Sydney Grammar School.

He joined the Bank’s staff at Lismore, New South Wales, on 27th January, 1909; was transferred to Moree in July, 1909; to Walgett in August, 1910, where in the following July he was appointed ledger-keeper; thence to Coolah, as teller, in June, 1914; to Collarenebri in May, 1915; and to Wellington, New South Wales, in August, 1916.

Guy Johnston enlisted on 16th February, 1917, as gunner in the 29th Artillery Reinforcements and went to France. He was in action there on the 8th August, 1918, when he was killed. His body was buried in the French Military Cemetery at Cerisy Gailly.

Source - Bank of NSW Roll of Honour