Alfred Ernest Johnston

Alfred Ernest Johnston
Alfred Ernest Johnston
Regimental number721
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Addressc/o William Johnston, George Street, Blackburn, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Age at embarkation 29
Unit name9th Battalion, F Company
FateKilled 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)