(Service number 47341)

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Date 11 September 1888 Place of Birth England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 89 High Street, Timaru
Occupation Butcher
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Emily MOIR (friend), 89 High Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 26th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Joseph Johnson was born on 11 September 1888 [Personnel file] in England, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Pearce. He had come to New Zealand in about 1913. In 1914 he was recorded as a butcher in Timaru, and in 1916 when he was called up. Both parents were deceased when he enlisted, naming a friend in Timaru as next-of-kin.

J. Johnson was in the draft of South Canterbury men who left for Trentham on 20 February 1917.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 20 February 1917 (Papers Past) [28 August 2002]; NZ Electoral Roll ( [30 August 2020]

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