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Norman Leslie Johnson of Ballarat - World War two records

Journal by becdean

Stories of Norman Leslie Johnson (1920-1968) being a Prisoner of War (WW2)- missing in action for a number of years then turned up on the family doorstep (Ballarat) in uniform in roughly 1940's

Difficulty in tracing the story other than heresay

Any assistance appreciated

Surnames: JOHNSON
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by becdean Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2011-07-09 07:26:10

becdean has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2011. is researching the following names: JOHNSON, SHUTTLEWORTH, MARTIN.

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by tonkin on 2011-07-09 07:46:16

Heresay may be all it is becdean. According to the WW2 Nominal Roll Norman was not a prisoner of war.

If you would like to take a look at Norman's details just 'Google WW2' and you will be taken to the site. It's an easy site to use and you should have no problems.

Let me know how you go.

by ngairedith on 2011-07-09 08:00:27

Hi becdean,

just to help I will provide the link that tonkin suggested:

Norman Leslie Johnson
- his next of kin was P. Shuttleworth

by becdean on 2011-07-09 08:05:49

Thank you very much for your assistance Tonkin and ngairedith
much appreciated

by janilye on 2011-07-09 08:55:35

His records are in Canberra. I did try to gather them for you, however, the status of these records are 'NOT YET EXAMINED'. This is because they were not submitted to the archives till 2002. you can request a copy of his records through the National Archives. They charge you a fee. Normally the fee is $16-50 but with 'Not Yet Examined' records I think it is a bit more. These copies will take up to 90 days to reach you. The series number for his records is B883 and the bar code is 6137526

by becdean on 2011-07-11 07:00:06

Thanks Jan - Appreciate that - worth the price to clear up a few unknowns in the ol family history books ;)

by 1bobbylee on 2011-07-11 07:17:53

Janilye, ngairedith, and Tonkin are very knowledgeable and experienced FamilyTreeCircle members. Thank you for being kind and helpful to so many members. Including myself.

by becdean on 2011-07-11 08:38:47

Your absolutely spot on the 1bobbylee!!! They are amazing at what they do and I am lost for the right words to express my gratitude towards them! Thank you just doesn't seem enough! Priceless assets to this website and the geneology community as a whole.

by Aussie1947 on 2011-07-11 20:21:50

Hi becdean,

I recently obtained Army records from the Australian National Archives which covered WW2 and a period after WW2, these cost me $25. The staff were very helpful and the service was excellent.


by becdean on 2011-07-15 07:03:08

Thanks Gerry

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