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Johnson C A     Gunner    8000

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Johnson C A     Gunner    8000    Charles Alfred   6 FAB    26    Telephone mechanic  Single    Pres       

Address:    Ascot Vale, Milton St, 2, "Winstay"

Next of Kin:    Johnson, John Thomas, father, "Winstay", 2 Milton St, Ascot Vale   

Enlisted:    7 Aug 1915       

Embarked:     A34 Persic 22 Nov 1915   


Date of Death: 28/10/1917  Sergeant 6 FAB

CWGC: "Son of John Thomas Johnson and Emmeline Johnson, of Charlesville, Epsom Rd., Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia".



JOHNSON.-Killed in action in France, on October 28, 1917, Act. Sergeant Charles Alfred (Son), of 6th Field Artillery Brigade, beloved oldest son of J. T. and E. Johnson of, "Winstay," 2 Milton street, Ascot Vale, loving brother of Ruby, Ida (Mrs. A. Wenzel, Ivanhoe), Dolly, Sylvia, Leon and the late Jack, beloved fiance of Miss Margaret Smith, Brunswick, after two years and three months' active service, aged 28 years. When the roll is called up yonder, he'll be there.


Family Notices. (1917, November 22). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74604339


L.-Sgt. C. A. Johnson, aged 28, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, was killed in action in France on 28th October, after two years and three months' active service. He was the oldest son of Mr. J. T. Johnson, of "Winstay," 2 Milton street, Ascot Vale.


ROLL OF HONOUR. (1917, November 22). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 30, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74604374 


Extract from Australian Red Cross Missing and Wounded Enquiries Bureau Correspondence


Re 8000 Sgt C A Johnson, 16th Bty, 6th Army Bde. He was killed in action at Zillebeke 28-20-17.  The Bty position was in front of Zillebeke Lake.  The body was brought down to the waggon lines at Dickebusch, and buried at the soldiers' Cemetery,, about 400 yards out of, and on the Poperinghe side of Dickebusch.  Sgt Johnson was a very popular and able NCO and was held in high esteem by his Officers and all ranks in the Bty.  The burial took place the next day, and was attended by about 40 of his closest friends.  A short service was conducted at the graveside by a C/E clergyman.  Sgt Johnson was one of my particular chums and I with Sadd. Sgt J Thomas, of Melbourne personally assisted and attended the burial.  The grave would be registered.  The nearest description of his personal appearance: - a smart, active, well built man, height about 5'9", dark, pale face, sharp features, prominent nose.  In civil life Sgt Johnson was in the electrical line in the Melbourne GPO.  His fiancee lived in Moreland Road, East Brunswick, Melbourne.  I remember about it, as I lived at 45 Moreland Road, West Brunswick, and we often talked over old times. 


Letter from Wilkie, Sgt J M 2572
16th Bty, 6th Army Bde
London 17-7-18





War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall F-L

Maribyrnong-Bagotville Hill Returned Soldiers' Memorial

St George's Anglican Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

Regimental Register


Died on Service

JOHNSON.-Killed in action in France, on 28th      

October, Actg Sergeant C A Johnson, loving

nephew of F E and M Bobsien, and cousin of

Dolly, Maude, and Frank, Addison street,

Moonee  Ponds.

His duty nobly done.

Family Notices. (1917, November 26). The Argus

 (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 1.


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