Clarence William JOHNSON


JOHNSON, Clarence William

Service Number: 317
Enlisted: 19 July 1916, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Machine Gun Company
Born: Corowa, New South Wales, Australia, 21 April 1894
Home Town: Corowa, Corowa Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Prahran College Melbourne
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 22 September 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book, Corowa War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 317, 10th Machine Gun Company, Melbourne, Vic.
19 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 317, 10th Machine Gun Company, Third Ypres
19 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 317, 10th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
22 Sep 1917: Involvement Private, SN 317, 21st Machine Gun Company , Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

CLARENCE WILLIAM JOHNSON was born on 21st April, 1894, at Corowa, New South Wales, the son of Mr. Walter Murray Johnson and Mrs. Christina Johnson. He was educated at Prahran College, Melbourne, and joined the Bank’s staff at Albury, New South Wales, on 26th September, 1912. In January, 1915, he was transferred to Wodonga, and in October to Corryong, as teller.

Clarence Johnson enlisted in July, 1916, and was allotted to the 21st Machine Gun Section of the A.I.F. He went to Flanders and was badly wounded at Ypres on 20th September, 1917. Two days afterwards he died in the 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.

Source - Bank of NSW Roll of Honour