Arthur Francis JOHANSON

Regimental number10/1864
Date of birth24 May 1889
Place of birthWairapapa
ReligionChurch of England
AddressManunui, King Country
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 9.5"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Johanson, c/o D Mason, Dexter Avenue, Mount Eden, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 months in the Emergency Natal Force; paid off.
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Place of enlistmentTrentham
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 10th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 4 March 1916
Final rankPrivate
Final unitWellington Infantry Regiment
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 1 November 1917
Discharge date1 February 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined Wellington Infantry Bn, Gallipoli, 9 June 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, face and shoulder); transferred to Egypt, and admitted to NZ General Hospital, Abbassia, 13 August 1915; transferred to Special Camp, Zeitoun, 24 August 1915.

Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board HS 'Willochra', 25 September 1915.

Embarked Wellington, 4 March 1916; disembarked Egypt with 4th Reinforcements, 10 April 1916.

Proceeded to France to join the British Expeditionary Force, date not recorded.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, 25 April 1916 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); transferred to No 9 Stationary Hospital, Havre, 26 April 1916; discharged to duty, 14 May 1916; rejoined 2nd Bn, in the field, 15 June 1916.

Transferred to 1st Bn, Wellington Infantry Regiment, 25 June 1916.

Admitted to No 14 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 1 July 1916 (shell shock); transferred to No 1 Convalescent Camp, 3 July 1916; transferred to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 7 July 1916.

Admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, 7 May 1917 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 7 May 1917; to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 10 May 1917; discharged to Base Details, 2 June 1917; admitted to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, , 2 June 1917; discharged from 51st Hospital, 30 June 1917 (non-venereal).

Classified 'C' by Travelling NZ Medical Board, 4 August 1917; detached to England, 15 August 1917.

Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Mokoia', 1 November 1917; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action), 1 February 1918.

Total war service: 3 years 21 days (of which 2 years 139 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Wellington Infantry Batln/Fourth
Date of death10 March 1970 Auckland
Age at death80
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805

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