JOHNSON, William Thomas
(Service number 17721)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 18 August 1891 Place of Birth Otaio, Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Otaio, Timaru
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin John F. JOHNSON (father), Otaio, 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 9th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 16 October 1916
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 30 July 1977 Age 85 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Salisbury Park Crematorium, Timaru
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Thomas Johnson was the sonof William Freeman and Elizabeth Jane (née Young) Johnson. He was educated at Otaio School.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 June 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 June 2019]; School Admission record; Salisbury Park Crematorium, Timaru, record [30 June 2019]

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