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Frederick Noel Johns

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Portrait of Major frederick Noel Johns. FL20933101 Archives New Zealand. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Noel AWMM
  • Surname
    Johns AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3/1113 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 June 1888 AWMM WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Wicksteed Street, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Johns (father), 63 Wicksteed Street, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    Citation for Military Cross (MC): "Messines Offensive 7th to 9th June 1917. During the attack on Messines this Officer as Regimental Medical Officer, did excellent work. As soon as the objective of the Battalion had been gained he moved his R.A.P. right up to our line and was able to deal with the wounded very quickly and got them off to the A.D.S. Capt Johns has been with this Battalion since December 1915; he was with us at the evacuation of Gallipoli, and through the Somme. I cannot too highly praise his attention to the general health of the men and the devotion to duty at all times." (London Gazette, 1 January 1918, p. 53, Rec. No. 990) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr F.J. Johns, of Wanganui.

    Husband of Mary J. Johns, of 6 Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, Scotland.

    Gained Captain's commission on 1 October 1915 (Studholme 1928).

    "Was here from 1902-1906. In 1907 he attended Victoria College, and a year later started for Edinburgh, obtaining his medical degree in 1913. While there he was attached to the Artillery Battery of the O.T.C., and after a brief visit to Canada returned home to join the N.Z.M.C., leaving for the second time in 1915. After a short stay in Egypt he was sent over to Gallipoli, where he was among the last 150 to leave. He later proceeded to France, acting as M.O. to the 1st Canterbury Battalion, being finally transferred to the 3rd Field Ambulance, where he attained his majority in 1918. While in charge of a dressing station, and watching certain stretcher cases being brought in on August 25th, 1918, he was killed instantly by shell fire." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])

    Rank last held was listed as Temporary Major AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 August 1918 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    BapaumeFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM IV.V.6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial plaque, St Paul's Church, No 3 Field Ambulance, 25 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 369 AWMM
    • In Memoriam, 1914-1918. (1919).Wanganui, N.Z.: Collegiate School. AWMM
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
      Studholme, J. (1928). p. 169. AWMM
    • Pat Clarkson Medical Practitioner Research Project (January 2014). 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
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