Frederick Smith JOHNSON

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JOHNSON, Frederick Smith

Service Number: VX22583
Enlisted: 5 June 1940
Last Rank: Staff Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd/8th Field Company / Squadron RAE
Born: St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 28 April 1906
Home Town: Camberwell, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Manager
Died: Killed in Action, Egypt, 8 January 1941, aged 34 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Alamein Memorial - Column 89,
Memorials: Alamein Memorial (El Alamein), Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

5 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, SN VX22583, Caulfield, Victoria
5 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Staff Sergeant, SN VX22583
8 Jan 1941: Involvement Staff Sergeant, SN VX22583, 2nd/8th Field Company / Squadron RAE, Libya/North Africa

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"STAFF-SERGEANT F. S. JOHNSON, Camberwell (killed), enlisted early last year, and left for abroad with the rank of corporal. He was a leading Labour worker and debater, for many years being a member of the Kooyong branch of the Labour party. He was a former secretary of the Hawthorn branch of the A.N.A. He leaves a widow and four children." - from the Melbourne Argus 30 Jan 1941 (nla.gov.au)

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