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auchonvillerssomme

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Like most of us here I would like to know or at least get a picture of a man I am researching and today I am intrigued by this man. Although from NZ he had emigrated from Glasgow, I wonder what the story was with the very short transfer to the A.S.C and the strking of a comrade.

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Plenty, I have his service record. I'm preparing for auction his medals and plaque.

Name: JOHNSTON, JOHN

Initials: J

Nationality: New Zealand

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F.

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Age: 32

Date of Death: 20/09/1916

Service No: 23/1702

Additional information: Son of John and Annie Johnston, of 132, Pollok Buildings, Corkerhill, Cardonald, Glasgow.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 19.

Cemetery: THISTLE DUMP CEMETERY, HIGH WOOD, LONGUEVAL

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