William Johnson (bishop)

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William Herbert Johnson was the 5th Anglican Bishop of Ballarat in Australia.[1]

Johnson was born in Brighton, South Australia[2] on 12 May 1889 and educated at St Peter's College, Adelaide and Adelaide University. He was ordained in 1914 and his first ministry position was as a curate at Holy Trinity, Kew in Melbourne. After World War I service as a chaplain to the AIF he was the rector of St Cuthbert’s Prospect, South Australia where he remained until his appointment as the Dean of Newcastle.[3] In 1936 he was ordained to the episcopate and was still in post at his death on 15 July 1960.[4]


  1. ^ National Library of Australia
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940–41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  4. ^ Obituary Bishop Of Ballarat The Times Monday, 18 Jul 1960; pg. 12; Issue 54826; col G
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Philip Charles Thurlow Crick
Bishop of Ballarat
Succeeded by
William Hardie