The AIF Project


Regimental number7811
Place of birthPerth, Tasmania
SchoolPerth State School, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPerth, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Turmine, Branxholm, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Place of death or woundingProyart, near Peronne, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot IV, Row H, Grave No. II), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: W. and Jessie TURMINE, Branxholm, Tasmania

Military Medal

'For conspicuous conduct during operations at LIHONS on 11th August whilst a member of a fighting patrol. Private TURMINE showed great initiative and courage in crossisng the rear of the enmey in Auger Wood, recapturing 4 prisoners of the 10th Battalion and killing their escort.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format