William JOHNSTON

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JOHNSTON, William

Service Number: 407
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Enlisted at Dalby
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Edinburgh, Scotland, 1890
Home Town: Dalby, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: St George's Public School, Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in action, Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Panel 31
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dalby St. Thomas Presbyterian Church, Dalby War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 407, Enlisted at Dalby
8 Sep 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal
24 Sep 1914: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 407, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
24 Sep 1914: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 407, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 24 yeears

Son of William and Christina Ann Johnston of Stuckey Road, Eagle Junction, Brisbane. Brother of Dorothy Margaret Clarke nee Johnston

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Had certificates for shorthand and bookkeeping

Previously served in the Glasgow 75th Boys Brigade and the 4th Royal Fusiliers, Beith, Ayrshire