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John Frederick TURNELL

Regimental number32921
Date of birth6 January 1892
Place of birthMarrickville, New South Wales
SchoolMarrickville Primary School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address5 Bedford Crescent, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs K Turnell, c/o Luscombe, 520 Marrickville Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, February 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Discharge date16 May 1919
Other detailsWorked in his father's produce store at Marrickville. Left home in his early teens for Mullumbimby, Dorrigo area of New South Wales where he worked on dairy farms. Had his own dairy farm at Wamoon near Leeton before enlisting. Served one year 333 days overseas. Was discharged at Sydney. Was wounded on the Somme, France.
Date of death15 February 1970
Place of burialGriffith Cemetery, New South Wales

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