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Herbert Arthur Johnson

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 371 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 371 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Johnson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Arthur Herbert AWMM
    • Bertie AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/3062 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 16 June 1915 AWMM C/o E.M. Arnes, Gladstone Road, Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Emily Johnson (mother), Hukerenui, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/3062 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 16 June 1915 AWMM Bushman/Civilian AWMM
  • 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, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      196 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded France 1916 AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 10" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      196 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Henry Edward Tautari Johnson (44642) and Emerina (Emily) Johnson

    Harry Johnson recalled that 4 of his sons served in WW1 - Henry George Johnson (38540); Herbert Arthur Johnson DCM, MM (12/3062), James Johnson (13/2821). Other sons may have been Reserves.

    Attested in Trentham

    Mother's address also given as Kerikeri

    Found guilty, Ismailia, 29 January 1916, of drunkenness and creating a disturbance in the NZ&A Divisional Headquarters at 10 pm: awarded 168 hours' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of 14 days' ordinary pay; forfeited 6 days' pay by Royal Warrant.
    Found guilty, Moascar, 9 February 1916, of being absent from camp while undergoing Field Punishment No 2: awarded 108 hours' detention, and forfeited 14 days' ordinary pay.
    Embarked to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 6 April 1916.
    Found guilty, Armentieres, 27 May 1916, of being absent from fatigue party: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 14 days' ordinary pay.
    Found guilty, 10 September 1916, of drunkennes: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 14 days' ordinary pay.
    Wounded in action, 29 September 1916 (gun shot wound, left hand); transferred to England, and admitted to 2nd Birmingham War Hospital, 4 October 1916; transferred to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thmaes, 8 November 1916; discharged on leave, 9 November 1916.
    Marched in to NZ Command Depot, Codford.
    Awarded Military Medal.
    Admitted to Tidworth Military Isolation Hospital, 11 January 1917 (measles: slight); discharged, 22 January 1917, and marched in to NZ Command Depot, Codford.
    Found guilty, Codford, 18 February 1917, of resisting arrest and strking an NCO of the Military Police: awarded 28 days' detention.
    Posted to 3rd Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, 25 April 1917.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 28 May 1917.
    Found guilty, 24 June 1917, of being out of camp area without a pass: awarded 72 hours' detention.
    Wounded in action, 22 November 1917 (gassed: mild), and admitted to 10th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 27 November 1917; to England, 5 December 1917, and admitted to Military Hospital, Fulham, 11 December 1917 (diarrhoea); transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 18 December 1917.
    Found guilty, Hornchurch, 24 January 1918, of (1)drunkenness; (2) breaking out of Isolation, 21 January 1918: fined 10/-.
    Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal.
    Attached on strength, NZ Command Depot, Codford, 16 March 1918.
    Transferred to NZ Machine Gun Corps, Grantham, 16 April 1918.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 3 June 1918; joined NZ Machine Gun Bn, 21 September 1918, and posted to A Company.
    Found guilty, 30 December 1918, of (1) drunkenness; (2) discharging firearms in a public place; (3) assaulting a civilian: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 28 days' pay.
    Found guilty, 4 February 1919, of drunkenness: fined 10/- and awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Southampton on board HT 'Willochra', 15 April 1919; disembarked Wellington, 15 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of engagement), 13 May 1919.
    Total war service: 3 years 333 days (of which 3 years 189 days were abroad) 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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  • I remember meeting you when I was a little girl. You were in hospital and you gave a cane bottle which you had made in hospital. I still have that bottle today, it must be over 40 years old now. You didn't have any legs but I remember you as a very good looking man and quite strongly built. I will always treasure that little gift you gave me. Arohanui my uncle may you rest in peace. Lest we forget xxxx
    Public - sheryl - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
  • Always in our hearts - RIP
    Public - sheryl - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • Dry Rations, or, The Aparima Apparition : with which is incorporated the Waikanae wash-out and The Tauherenikau trumpeter : unofficial organ of the 7th Rfts, Transport No. 32 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 371 AWMM
    • Johnson, S. (transcriber). (1994). The Autobiography of my father Tupu : also known as Harry Johnson. Jubail, Saudi Arabia : Steven Johnson. AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM


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