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Benjamin Leslie Wilmot TURLEY

Regimental number4924
Place of birthLithgow, New South Wales
SchoolLithgow Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address79 Watkin Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Turley, 79 Watkin Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBailleul Communal Extension Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 90), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
163
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Mary Jane TURLEY. Native of Lithgow, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 6397 Pte Frederick William TURLEY, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 5 November 1917; 2818 Pte Herbert George TURLEY, 1st Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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