Arthur Edgar (Edward) Stanley JOHNSON

JOHNSON, Arthur Edgar (Edward) Stanley

Service Number: 7347
Enlisted: 26 October 1916, Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Raywood, Victoria, November 1893
Home Town: Raywood, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Raywood State School, Victoria
Occupation: Locomotive Engine Driver
Died: Natural causes, Kangaroo Flat, Victoria, 21 January 1984
Cemetery: Raywood Cemetery, Victoria
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World War 1 Service

26 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7347, Bendigo, Victoria
19 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7347, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7347, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne
1 Sep 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 23rd Infantry Battalion
1 Sep 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 7347, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne, GSW (Back and right elbow)
17 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 7347, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Discharged due to injuries

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

Embarkation Roll (www.awm.gov.au) incorrectly records the first middle-name as EDWARD instead of EDGAR.

'ABOARD THE DESTROYERS. 
A FAST RIDE.

Private A. E. S. Johnson, writing to Mr. H. Collins, of Raywood, gives his experiences on the torpedoed troopship, Ballarat. He states they had the rafts ready to float off, but awaited the arrival of the destroyers, which came 47 miles to the rescue in an hour and a half. It was bad luck that the torpedo broke the pedestal of the gun at the stern of the Ballarat, otherwise the gunners would have given the submarine a bad time. Private Johnson was rescued by one of the destroyers.' from Bendigonian 12 Jul 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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