William Reginald Bell JOHNSTON

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JOHNSTON, William Reginald Bell

Service Number: 1484
Enlisted: 15 April 1929
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: 1 Engineering School Ascot Vale
Born: Monkstown, Dublin, Ireland, 8 February 1896
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Illness, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia, 2 April 1941, aged 45 years
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Wall 2 Section AA Niche 563
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

15 Apr 1929: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 1484
15 Apr 1929: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 1484, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
15 Apr 1929: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 1484
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 1484
20 Mar 1941: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 1484
2 Apr 1941: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 1484, 1 Engineering School Ascot Vale, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flight Sergeant William Reginald Bell Johnston 1484 from Number 1 Engineering School at Ascot Vale died at Caulfield RGH (Victoria) having been admitted to hospital on the 16th of December 1940 dangerously ill

William Johnston served in the British Army (ASC - Army Service Corps) during WW1 - enlisting in 1914 and serving until 1923 - for his WW1 service he earnt the 1914 Star; GS Medal & Victory Medal (for his service during WW2 he earnt the War Medal)

From 1923 to 1926 he served in the Palestine Gendarmerie as a Constable

He enlisted in the RAAF on the 15th of April 1929 and served until his death from TB on the 2nd of April 1941 (his nominal roll entry indicates that he was discharged from the RAAF on the 20th of March 1941 - however, his NAA Pers file has a notice that that decision was revoked upon his death)

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