JOHNSON, Victor Robert
(Service number 27149)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs K.M. Johnson (mother), Upper Waitohi, via Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||8th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company|
|Date||23 September 1916|
|Other Units Served With||Devonport, Devon, England|
|Last Unit Served With|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||16 May 1979||Age|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Victor was a labourer from Waitohi Flat, South Canterbury. He was posted in the field to D company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade on the Western Front, in February 1917. His rank was Rifleman. He was wounded in action on the 17th of June 1917, suffering from a gun shot wound to the back.
He was sent to a casualty clearing station but was back with his unit two months later. In September he was sent to hospital sick with appendecitis. This would put an end to his war time service and after the operation to remove his appendices at Walton and recovery at Hornchurch, he was sent home to New Zealand in April 1918.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 September 2017]; 'Victor and William Johnson' on Unknown Wartriors of the NZEF [Facebook page], 24 June 2016.
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Researched and Written by
Tony Rippin, South Canterbruy Museum
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