Heritage > JOHNSON Joshua:1896-1918 DOW ANZAC
Avenue of honour Upper YarraThe Upper Yarra Museum has initiated a project to recreate a Memorial avenue of trees dedicated to the WW1 fallen from the old Upper Yarra Shire. The reformed avenue is to be planted along the old railway line, now the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail by Anzac Day 2015


Joshua JOHNSON: DOB 1896, Lyonville, VIC. Attended West Warburton State School No. 3466. Parents: William and Arabella JOHNSON.

7799: Private Joshua JOHNSON. Died of Wounds sustained in supports in the left of Lihons, France. 16.08.1918
Poppy lestweforgetFamily Name JOHNSON
Given Names Joshua
Birth Date 1896
Birth Place Lyonville, VIC
Occupation at Enlistment Butcher and Horse Trainer
Date of Enlistment 10.11.1917
Age at Enlistment 21 years 3 months
Service Number(s) 7799
Next of Kin Mother: Mrs Arabella JOHNSON, West Warburton
Embarkation Embarkation
Address at Enlistment Lockhart, NEW SOUTH WALES
Embarkation Details Unit embarked from Sydney, NSW on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Nominal Roll Nominal Roll
Rank on Nominal Roll Private
Unit on Nominal Roll 2nd Battalion
Fate Died of Wounds
Australia War Memorial Roll, Panel Number Roll of HonourPanel no. 33Joshua Johnson’s name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory.
Date of Death 16.08.1918
Place of Death or Wounding Lihons, FRANCE
Age at Death 21 years 9 months
Roll of Honour Circular Yes
Commemoration Details and Panel Reference Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, FrancePlot IV, Row C, Grave no. 4
Red Cross Files Yes
Medals British war Medal
Memorial plaque
Memorial scroll
Victory Medal
Where the Australians Rest
Local Memorials Yarra Junction Cenotaph: Fallen

  • J. Johnson
Local Honor Roll Political Labor Council Honor Roll, UYRSL

AIF Data Base Joshua JOHNSON

Family & Early Life

Son of William and Arabella Johnson of Warburton West.Joshua attended West Warburton State School No. 3466.

Military Service

War Service: Western Front.Joshua was wounded in supports in the left of Lihons, France. He was admitted to the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, France on 15.8.1918 and was transferred to the 55th Casualty Clearing Station, suffering from gunshot wounds chest, right arm, right femur, where he died the following day as a result of his wounds.
Cousin: 2099 Corporal Thomas JOHNSON DCM MM, 34th Bn, returned to Australia 20 May 1919.
Sources and Links Commemorating the Fallen – Yarra Junction Cenotaph – Bob Sutherland, 1999
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