Alexander (Lewis) Johnston interviewed about his career in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) from 1919-1946

Place Oceania: Australia, Northern Territory, Darwin
Accession Number S02048
Collection type Sound
Measurement 33 min 31 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description TDK D90 Cassette
Maker Johnston, Alexander 'Lewis'
Unknown
Department of Veterans' Affairs, Victorian State Office
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Burwood East
Date made 4 July 1994
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Discusses: early life; employment; love of ships and desire to join the Navy; enlist in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) May 1919; sail to Darwin on HMAS Sydney; discharged August 1921; inter-war employment; re-enlists in RAN June 1940; discharged July 1946; effects of war on his hearing; marriage; recreation activities.
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