Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

James Francis JOHNSON


Born: 1887

Birthplace: Dudley, Worcestershire, England

Parents: Cornelius Johnson
Rosa Anna Gething

Died: 7 August, 1966

Burial place: Fountain Court, Altona Memorial Park, Altona; Cremated.

Awards and Honours

  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


5th Battery, E Company



Regimental Service Number: 315

Enlistment date: 17 August, 1914 Prahran

Age at enlistment: 26 years 11 months

Address at enlistment: 26 Charnwood Road, St. Kilda

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Sister: Alice Esther Neath, 4 Oxford Street, Dudley, Worcestershire, England

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight: 10 stones
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light Brown
Distinctive marks:

Embarkation ship: A3 Orvieto.

Rank: Private

Return Date: 7 March, 1916

Return Vessel: H.S. Ascanius.

Arrival at Australia: 30 April, 1916.

Discharge Date: 19 July, 1916

War Service Summary

05/04/1915 - Embarked Alexandria o join M.E.F. Gallipoli campaign
26/04/1916 - Wounded In Action: Gun Shot Wound to shoulder; the Dardanelles, Gallipoli Peninsular
30/04/1915 - Admitted to No. 15 General Hospital
17/07/1915 - Embarked from Alexandria for England aboard Auturias
04/08/1915 - Admitted to hospital London
07/03/1916 - Invalided to Australia. Embarked from Portland, England for Australia aboard H.S. Ascanial
30/04/1916 Arrived in Australia; Gun Shot Wound to shoulder
13/05/1916 - A.W.L. from No. 11 Australian General Hospital
15/05/1916 - Returned from A.W.L.
20/06/1916 - Granted a pension of 45/- per fortnight
06/07/1916 - Requested discharge from duty
19/07/1916 - Discharged; medically unfit
13/10/1916 - Miss K. McCallum of Highbury, Wattle Valley Road, Canterbury, enquired after James on important business. His address is given to her. (Lucy St., East Malvern.)
1916 - Granted a pension on medical grounds
01/03/1917 - Pension reduced from 45/- per fortnight to 30/- per fortnight

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children:
Married Maud X

Place/s of residence:
1917 - Lucy Street, East Malvern
1919-1954 - Exford Weir (Electoral Rolls)
1954-1966 - 20 Tarneit Road, Werribee (Electoral Rolls)

1919-1954 - Caretaker Exford Weir (Electoral Rolls)

Date of death:
07/08/1966 - Reg. # 17430

Place of burial:
Fountain Court, Altona Memorial Park; cremated

Other relevant information:
07/08/1967 - James widow applied for the Gallipoli Medallion. Her address was 20 Tarneit Road, Werribee


Australian War Memorial
Service Record
Embarkation Roll
Birth Registration 1887