JOHANSON William Leonard
10/1865, Sergeant, Wellington Regiment, WW1
8238 Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand

Military Medal
Gazetted 7 October 1918, p11842, Rec No 743
For gallantry and devotion to duty while near Wulverghem during April 1917. Sgt Johanson on three separate occasions showed unusual initiative and command of men by leading a special reconnaissance of very difficult ground some 600 yards wide, up to the enemy’s wire in, spite of the fact that the enemy had listening and bombing posts in the neighbourhood. The report he made was of great value. This NCO has previously done good service both in Gallipoli and since the Battalion came to France. He has on all occasions shown resource and coolness under fire.

Military Medal
1914/15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Born 22 Sep 1886 Fielding, New Zealand
Killed In Action 8 Jun 1917 Belgium
Messines Ridge Memorial, Belgium
Behobeho          East Africa 1915 - 1917          Nyangao          Kilimanjaro          Great War 1917          Belgium 1914 -18
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