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.