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James William Alexander Johnston

Two airmen, Alec (James) Johnston (left) and unknown airman in Brussels 18 January 1945 studio portrait, on back of original: Charels Succ L Du Moulin, 25 Rue de l'Escalier, Bruxelles(kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Two airmen, Alec (James) Johnston (left) and unknown airman in Brussels 18 January 1945 studio portr …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James William Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Johnston AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Alec Johnston AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ404874 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 July 1915 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 2 July 1940 AWMM 33 Wembley Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Violet Maude Johnston (mother), 33 Wembley Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 20 June 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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, Unknown Period AWMM
    5 foot 9 inches AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James and Violet Maude Johnston of Dunedin

    Husband of Doreen nee Mitchell married ca. 1946

    Attended Parnell School 1928 - 1929 then Auckland Grammar School 1929 - 1933

    Service from 1 December 1940

    Known as Alec AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 May 1983 AWMM
    Age 67 AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
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    Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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