- Johnson, WerribeeSubject
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The Werribee Shire area covered a vast area in 1915-1920 and there are names on the honor board from Werribee, Tarneit, Truganina, Little River, Mount Cottrell, Metropolitan Farm, West Footscray, Melton, Williamstown, Laverton, Newport, Bacchus Marsh and Spotswood.
Whilst this name and initial appears in the Werribee Shire Banner Roll of Honor and on the RSL Honor Board, no soldier could be found with the surname of Johnson, - who had any link to Werribee.
Johnson, - from Werribee first appeared in the Roll of Honor, Werribee Shire Banner, 13 February 1919, p.3.
This issue listed four Johnsons: two from Spotswood and two from Werribee.
In the previous issue there was only one Johnson, W. G (killed).
AIF Project has 308 Johnsons in Victoria and none of them were from the Werribee area. National Archives of Australia has 1,724 Johnsons listed in Australia and none of these were from the Werribee area.
William George Johnson (1888-1917) who was Killed in Action is listed as Werribee but was a butler presumably for the Chirnside family in Werribee.
The Werribee Shire Banner, 13 February 1919, p.3. contained the following notice:
"THE COUNCIL desires to thank the Ladies and Gentlemen who assisted in the preparation of the Shire Roll of Honour. The list of names is published below, for general information before being placed on the Board. It is desired to have the list absolutely correct, and the Council will be pleased to be advised before the end of February if any error or admission is noticed. Your assistance will be appreciated.
D. A. LITLE Shire Secretary"