James Wanless Johnson

First Name: 
James
Middle Name: 
Wanless
Last Name: 
Johnson
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, May 21, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sapper
Unit: 
1st Pioneer Battalion / 4th Pioneer Battalion
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Sapper James Johnson (Service no.4855) was born in Surry Hills circa 1893.

Prior to enlisting he was living at "The Gunyah", Kembla Heights and working as a miner. He embarked with 13th Reinforcements, 1st Pioneer Battalion on HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19th December, 1917. James saw service in Italy and on the Western Front.

On 20th May, 1918 he transferred to the 4th Pioneer Battalion. He does not appear to have been wounded and he returned to Australia in August 1919. He was discharged from the AIF on 1st October 1919.

James was still recorded as living in Kembla Heights in 1953.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, JOHNSON J W

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