Private Albert Edward Johnson

Service number 8008
Birth Place Australia: Tasmania, Wilmot
Death Date 1918-08-25
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Albert Edward Johnson (8008, 12th Battalion) was born in Wilmot, Tasmania. He was working as a farmer when he enlisted on 17 October 1917, along with his father, Jabeth Johnson. Albert was wounded in his right leg during the advance near St Germain’s Wood. His leg was bound and he was moved to a bank ready for the stretcher bearers. However while he was waiting, he was hit in the head by a piece of shrapnel and killed instantly. Albert is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. His father wrote that he was 17 years and 3 weeks of age at the time of his death. His father, Jabeth, was discharged due to his age. Albert’s brother, Private Charles Albert George Johnson, served in the 40th Battalion.



Date of enlistment 08 October 1917
Date of embarkation 28 February 1918
Date of death 25 August 1918
Date of fate 25 August 1918