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Private William Johnston

Service No.:
4740
Unit:
21st Battalion
Tree No.:
S130
Planted by:
Miss Madie Johnson(1)
Image of plaque on tree S130 for William Johnston
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KIA
Image of William Johnston
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Courtesy of the AWM

William was born in Bacchus Marsh, VIC in 1872 to Paul Johnston(2) and Susan Hamilton. William married May Mabbett in 1903 and they had seven children - one deceased.

William was a labourer and gave his address as Officer, VIC when he enlisted in the AIF, 12th Reinforcements, 21st Battalion on the 1st of February 1916, aged 43. He embarked aboard the HMAT A14 Euripides in April, arriving in England some time later.

In September 1916 William joined his unit in Belgium but in November was killed in action.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh and also on the Roll of Honour of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Bacchus Marsh, held by the Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church.

Notes

  1. This is probably his daughter Margaret Johnston.
    Madge is listed as a daughter in the Bacchus Marsh Express 6 Jan 1917
  2. Paul Johnston was a long time resident of Bacchus Marsh, arriving from Denmark in 1853.

Location of Tree Number S130

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