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John Edward Johnston


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Johnston AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 20312 AWMM
    • South African 5296 AWMM
    • South African 1526 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    NelsonTasman Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 3 July 1917 AWMM South Melbourne, Victoria AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Annie Johnston, 18 Draper Street, South Melbourne, Victoria AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 3 July 1917 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      160 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Sydney, 16 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 21 December 1917.
    Joined 2nd Field Squadron, Belah, 7 February 1918.
    Admitted to 36th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 21 July 1918 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 24 July 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 26 July 1918; to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 5 August 1918; discharged to duty, 13 August 1918.
    Taken on strength, D Troop, Australian Engineers, 23 August 1918.
    Appointed Saddler, 27 August 1918.
    Admitted to 36th Stationary Hospital, 11 November 1918; transferred to 2nd Stationary Hospital, 11 November 1918; discharged, 13 November 1918.
    Marched out to Rest Camp, Port Said, 16 November 1918; marched out to Engineer Training Unit, Moascar from Rest Camp, 28 November 1918; rejoined D Troop from hospital, 6 February 1919.
    Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Malta', 3 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 3 September 1919. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • AIF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM

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