|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Address||c/o William Johnston, George Street, Blackburn, Victoria|
|Enlistment date||24 August 1914|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, F Company|
|Fate||Killed in Action 25 April 1915 during the Gallipoli landings|
Above is a studio portrait of 721 Private (Pte) Alfred Ernest Johnston, 9th Battalion from Blackburn, Victoria, wearing a militia uniform and sitting at the wheel of an early automobile.
A 29-year-old carpenter prior to enlisting on 24 August 1914, he embarked for overseas with F Company from Brisbane on 24 September 1914 aboard HMAT Omrah.
He was killed in action during the Gallipoli landings on 25 April 1915 and is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey, with others who have no known grave. (source Australian War Memorial)