(Service number 47341)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||11 September 1888||Place of Birth||England|
|Address at Enlistment||89 High Street, Timaru|
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|Next of Kin||Mrs Emily MOIR (friend), 89 High Street, Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||26th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||9 June 1917|
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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 (ancestry.com.au) [30 August 2020]
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