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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Edmond Johnson
Name: Johnson, Edmond Woodward
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2189
Place of Birth: Hobart (Tas.)
Next of Kin: Frederick and Emma Johnson - Parents ; 2 1/2 Mile, Port Darwin, N.T.
Biographical notes: Edmond Johnson was born in Hobart. In 1911 his parents, Frederick Johnson, a train driver, and Emma Julietta, nee Woodward, came to farm on the Daly River, and Edmond lived on the Daly until he enlisted in the AIF on 11 March 1916 at Darwin. Source: NTDB.
Occupation: Blacksmith's assistant
Date of Enlistment: 11-Mar-1916
Age at Enlistment: 19
Place of Enlistment: Darwin
Unit: 47th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1918-03-28
Place of Death: Dernancourt (France)
Memorials: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (France)
Darwin Cenotaph
Service History: He served as a private and embarked for Europe with the 4th Reinforcements, 47th Australian Infantry Battalion at Brisbane on HMAT 'Boorara' on 16 August 1916. He saw action in France and was killed on 28 March 1918. The Villiers-Bretonneux Memorial in France and the Darwin War Memorial bear his name. Johnson Park in Darwin is named after him. Johnson's personal effects were lost at sea when SS 'Barunga' was sunk by a torpedo, 15 July 1918.
Related link: Service Record
"For Freedom's cause", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 10 August 1918: p.16.
Roll of Honour
Unit War Diary
Honours and Awards
NT Place Names Register : Johnson Park
Embarkation Roll - HMAT 'Boorara'
"Roll of Honor", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 20 Apr 1918: p.17.
Commonwealth War Graves - Villers-Bretonneux Memorial - Edmond Johnson
Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography edited by David Carment. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press, 2008: p.306.
Battle scarred : the 47th Battalion in the first World War by Craig Deayton. Newport, N.S.W. : Big Sky Publishing, 2011.
Nominal Roll
My Uncle Ted a man I never met!
Genealogical Society NT Pioneer Register: 4100
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
Appears in Collections:Fallen ANZACs

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