Francis Charles JOHNSON

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JOHNSON, Francis Charles

Service Number: 1423
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Enlisted at Broadmeadows, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: New Town, Tasmania, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Branxholme, Southern Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Branxholme War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1423, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted at Broadmeadows, Victoria
20 Nov 1914: Involvement Gunner, SN 1423, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Nov 1914: Embarked Gunner, SN 1423, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of F.C. and Elizabeth Johnson of Railway Reserve, Branxholme, Victoria

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal