Thomas Dudley Johnson was born in Ballarat and was a Clerk by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement on 27 July 1915 at the age of 23. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916. Two months later, on November 1st, he married Amy Coan in London. In January 1916 he completed the 6th Rifle Course at Tidworth, then in February he was admitted to the Fargo Military Hospital suffering from a contusion to his leg described as æa grenade wound'. In September 1917 he transferred to the 23rd Battalion in France. His time in France was plagued by illness, and by April 1918 he was returned to hospital in England suffering from pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO). After the war he returned to Australia on the Anchises, disembarking at Melbourne on October 8th 1919.
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