Edwin Ralph JOHNSON MC

Badge Number: 22653, Sub Branch: Payneham

JOHNSON, Edwin Ralph

Service Number: 19594
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: 8th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Crystal Brook, South Australia, 11 August 1890
Home Town: Mitcham, Mitcham, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: North Adelaide, South Australia, 12 January 1965, aged 74 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, Crystal Brook District WW1 Roll of Honour, Moonta Mines Male Voice Choir Roll of Honour, Port Pirie Fathers of Sailors and Soldiers Association Port Pirie District Roll of Honor WW1, South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 May 1916: Involvement 19594, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '4' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Medic embarkation_ship_number: A7 public_note: ''
20 May 1916: Embarked 19594, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Medic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

6 October 1917 - Promoted to 2 Lieutenant

1 Januar 1919 - After having been denied two Mentioned IN Despatches he was awarded the Miliatary Cross

Citation Reads;

During the period between September 17 and December 31, 1918 Lt Johnson has rendered Valuable service and Conscientious devotion to duty.This officer has acted as F.C.O on three distinct occasions under very heavy fire during operations from 8 August 1918 and on each occasion sending back invaluable information; particualarly on 8 October 1918 during the attack by the 30 American Division to whom his information was sent back at great personal risk, and was of very considerable value to the Staff organising the operatin. His courage and devotion to duty have always been of the highest order

He was known as Ralph and taught at Clare, Crystal Brook, Peterborough and Port LIncoln schools. His last residential address 23 Addison Avenue, Marden, South Australia.

10 January 1920 - Married Dorothea Florence Hand in th Methodist Church, Pirie Street, Adelaide

RSL Information

31 May 1929 - Joined State Branch

30 November 1935 - Transferred to Clare Sub Branch

9 June 1946 - Transferred to Port Lincoln Sub Branch

23 July 1958 - Transferred to Payneham Sub Branch

Badge 18671 lost