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John Ashley Johnston

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Ashley AWMM
  • Surname
    Johnston AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7165 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 April 1904 AWMM RangioraCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Dyers's Pass Road, Cashmere, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr. W.D.Johnston( father), Dyer's Pass Road, Cashmere, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7165 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    30 December 1941 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Johnston, John Ashley. (Ref. WO 373/27/476). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 'Sergeant Johnston, 20 Battalion's orderly-room sergeant, and a platoon of B Company assisted the Greeks in this attack. The sergeant had led his platoon determinedly at Maleme and did so again on this occasion. At one stage he was wounded in the foot when attacking a group of enemy in a gully. The leading German had advanced with his hands up and the second had thrown a stick bomb. Though in considerable pain, Johnston led his men to the attack and remained with the platoon until he was evacuated by hospital truck that evening. Captain J. A. Johnston, MM, m.i.d.; Christchurch; born Rangiora, 29 Apr 1904; solicitor; wounded 25 May 1941; Adjutant 20 Bn and Armd Regt Jul 1942-Jul 1944.' (Source: Glue, W.A. & Pringle, D.J.C. 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. p. 133.) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
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  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 93 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.91, 95, 133, 287, 301, 322, 370, 445. AWMM
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