Thomas Johnston

Name   Thomas Johnston

Number    Corporal   3553

Battalion    23rd   Battalion  

Place of Birth   Cobden

Next of Kin   His mother, Mrs. Mary Johnston (widow) of Leongatha

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 8/9/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 30 years, 5’10”, 12 stone 9 pounds, blue eyes and dark brown hair.

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation Labourer

Date and place of death He was killed in action on 25/8/1916

Location of grave or memorial He is on Memorial at Villers Bretonneux

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from Leongatha and attended Leongatha State School

Military History

  • 8/9/15 He enlisted in Leongatha
  • 5/1/16 Embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Afric
  • 14/3/16 He was placed in the 23rd Battalion
  • 17/3/16 He is placed in the 6th Training Battalion
  • 20/3/16 He embarked Alexandria
  • 26/3/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 30/7/16 He was promoted to acting corporal
  • 25/8/16 He was killed in action
  • His mother received a pension
  • His sister became his NOK her address was “Arona” Bena Rd Korumburra

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