JOHNSTON, Sydney Tasman
Service Number – 1487.
Rank – Private.
Unit / Division – 16th Battalion.
Enlistment Date – 3 October 1914.
Address on Enlistment – N/A.
Occupation on Enlistment – Newsagent.
Next of Kin on Enlistment – Father- James William Johnston, Mother- Margaret Johnston, both of White Road, Bunbury, W. A.
Religion – Church of England.
Embarkation Details – Embarked-22/02/1915 from Fremantle on “Itonus”.
KIA / Mortally Wounded –
Date – 19 May 1915.
Place – Gallipoli, Turkey.
Age at Death – 20.
Burial Location / Commemoration Details – Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey ( Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 4 ).
Panel Number, Roll of Honour (Australian War Memorial) – 80.
During the War, a letter was received from one of Private Johnston’s mates in the 16th Battalion, stating that he was to be mentioned in Despatches for Bravery, however the recommending officer was killed prior to formalizing the despatch.