Mark Hubert Johnson

First Name: 
Mark
Middle Name: 
Hubert
Last Name: 
Johnson
Alternate Spelling: 
Marke, Hurbert
Mother's Name: 
Ellen (nee Fitzpatrick)
Father's Name: 
George Johnson
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, November 17, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
6th Light Horse Regiment / Imperial Camel Corps
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Private Johnson (Service no. 2044) was born in Newcastle circa 1892.

He was a miner living in Thirroul at the time of his enlistment. He embarked on HMAT A62 Wandilla with 14th Reinforcements, 6th Light Horse Regiment on 3rd February, 1916. On arrival in Egypt he was transferred to the Imperial Camel Corps and saw service with them in Egypt and the Middle East.

On 10th April, 1917 he was promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant on 3rd July, 1917. On 1st October he reverted to Corporal.

On 6th November, 1917 while at Beersheba he was wounded in action. He received a gunshot wound to his eye. He was evacuated to hospital for treatment and returned to Australia in December 1917. He was discharged medically unfit on 1st May, 1918. In December 1918 he lost his right eye.

A note on his file indicates a change of next of kin from mother Ellen to wife Margaret but no date is given.

He died in 1968.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, JOHNSON M H

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