JOHNSTONE, William Rae
(Service number 48962)

Aliases Sometimes spelt JOHNSTON
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 1 February 1897 Place of Birth Peel Forest

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs M. JOHNSTONE (mother), Ruapuna, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
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Date 18 June 1964 Age 67 years
Place of Death Oxford
Memorial or Cemetery Oxford Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block LA, Row OB, Plot 0043
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Rae JOHNSTONE was the son of Christopher John (Gug) and Mary (Tottie, nee RAE) JOHNSTONE. He was christened in the Geraldine Presbyterin Parish on 16 May 1897. In 1928 he married Bertha Emily ELLERY, who married for a second time after William's death.


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