Johnston, Edgar Charles (Captain, b.1896 - d.1988), DFC

Accession Number PR01977
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 wallets: 3cm
Object type Diary, Biographical notes, Log book, Papers
Maker Johnston, Edgar Charles
Place made Australia, France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1915-1933
Access Open
Conflict Period 1930-1939
Period 1920-1929
First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Three diaries (1917-1919), two pilot's flying log books, official documents, typescript copy of DFC citation, and papers relating to the First World War and post-1918 service of Lieutenant Edgar Charles Johnston. Lt Johnston served first in the 28th Battalion in Gallipoli, later as a Driver with 24th Field Artillery Brigade in France and from the end of 1916 with the Royal Flying Corps. The earlier log book, covering period March 1917 to December 1918 details his training (14 Reserve Squadron) and service with 24 Squadron and 88 Squadron RFC on the Western Front. The copy of the citation details the circumstances of award of his Distinguished Flying Cross. The second log book details his service with No 1 Squadron Reserve, RAAF between 1925 and 1933. Collection also includes certficates of character and discharge from 24 Field Artillery Brigade, graduation certificate for RFC flying course, notes concerning his war service and post-1918 career by Cpt Johnston and a 1 pp typed summary of his life, compiled by his daughter, Wendy E Camier. Added to the original collection in July 2009 are 9 pages of a copy of typed records relating to history of 88 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps.