William John Eric Johnson

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William John Eric Johnson
Personal Information
Date of Birth 29 Sep 1900
Place of Birth Boulder, Western Australia
Death 29 Sep 1958, aged 58
Place of Death Mandurah, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 40 years, 1 month
Description 5'8½" (1.74m) tall ; ; medium complexion ; blue eyes ; brown - greying hair
Occupation Tractor driver
Religion Salvation Army
Address Karragullen, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Susan Johnson
Military Information
Reg Number W235233 & WX13494
Date of Enlistment 4 Nov 1940
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 4th Training Battalion
Post War Details

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries: 1931 - 1937 Barton's Mill, mill hand

War Service

William was mobilised on 4 Nov 1940, and on 9 Dec 1940 he was posted to the 7th Workshop & Park Company's No 1 Section. On 6 Mar 1941 he was seen by the Camp Dressing Station and forwarded to the 110th Australian Base Hospital, returning to duty on 15 Mar 1941.

discharged 17 Dec 1942

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1943 at 35 Manchester street, Victoria Park, Assistant Inspector; 1949 at 38 Lockyer avenue, Albany, linesman; 1954 Stanley street, Albany, linesman; 1958 at 37 Creedy street, Mandurah, linesman;


When Bill enlisted in the 2nd AIF he reduced his age by 3 years by changing his date of birth. At the time of his transfer to the AIF, Bill was with the 7th Workshop & Park Company. On 23 May 1941 he returned to Karrakatta to join the 2nd AIF.

2nd AIF records not yet scanned

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