Ralph JOHNSON

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JOHNSON, Ralph

Service Number: 715
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Healesville, Victoria, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Brighton, Bayside, Victoria
Schooling: Camberwell Grammar School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Ironmonger
Died: Killed In Action, France, 21 July 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
Recovered from an unmarked mass grave in 2009, with 250 of his mates. Grave II. F. 9 INSCRIPTION DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI. HE WAS LOST BUT NOW HE IS FOUND , Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal
9 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 715, 31st Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 715, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
21 Jul 1916: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 715, 31st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 17 and the son of Hubert and Alice Maude Mary Johnson, of "Glan-Y-mor," Sandown St., Middle Brighton, Victoria, Australia.

 

A new headstone bearing his details will be dedicated to him at a ceremony on the 19th July 2019.He was previously interred in Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery.