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William Eli Johnston

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 28), Page: 16 - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Eli AWMM
  • Surname
    Johnston AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Johnstone AWMM
  • Service number
    • N/N AWMM
    • 10069 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 October 1869 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    South African Arahura Road, Hokitika, Wesland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Annie C. Johnston (wife), Piopio, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Johnston was the son of John and Elizabeth Johnston (nee Clark); husband of Annie C. Johnston, of 26 Lochiel Rd., Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand. Together they had four children; William Eli Jo, Mavis Elizabeth, Mary Hammond and George Colin. Born at Hokitika, West Coast. Served on the Western Front, and in the South African Campaign.

    From the Military Personnel File, 'Returned to New Zealand per the Athenic, on the 26.11.1916, suffering from influenza and debility.' AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    21 January 1918 AWMM
    Age 48 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Prot. Soldiers Area A, Row 1, Grave 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Hi I am his great great great great grandson sam you gave up your life you fought in ww1 may you rest in peace R I P goodbye x x x x x x x x x x x x x h h h h h h h h h h 😞 😢 😣☔️ ☀️ 🌍 🌞 🌵🐀 🐷
    Public - Samuel - Other Relative - 12 May 2015
  • You gave up your life may you rest in peace rip
    Public - Samuel - Other Relative - 11 May 2015
  • I am his great grand daughter. I played with his "sam brown" as a child and looked in awe at his large photograph hanging in my grandmother's house. Annie Christina Gebhart, his wife was grand lady with large pearl earrings and a black fur coat. I often visited her Remuera house and later she shifted to my grandmother's house. She never married again. I always thought he must have been a very nice man.
    Public - margaret cecile - Other Relative - 23 April 2015
  • I am his great great granddaughter.
    Public - Anne Marie - Child - 21 April 2015

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      28: 16 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait 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
      p.175. Listed as Johnstone. AWMM


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11 May 2015SamuelWanganuiOther Relative
23 April 2015margaret cecile whanganui nzOther Relative
19 April 2015Noeline AnneAucklandResearcher
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