|Place of birth||Lilyfield, New South Wales|
|Address||18 National Street, Rozelle, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs Annie Elizabeth Walton, Bridge Road, Drummoyne, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, Machine Gun Section|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||23|
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 23), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated ('Died for his King and Country') in Field of Mars Cemetery, Ryde, New South Wales. Photo: Peter Dennis|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.
Transferred to 8th Machine Gun Company, Tel el Kebir, 9 March 1916; taken on strength, 11 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported wounded and missing, 20 July 1916.
Disc received from German authorities and forwarded to Com[i]te International de la Croix Range (sic) at Geneva to His Majesty's Minister at Berne.'
Statement, Red Cross File No 2790609, 1234 W.D. JEATER, 8 November 1916: 'Pte Turner and myself left our lines together, and finally spent the night in the German front line, which place was where I last saw him, alive and well. As the enemy was shelling and bombing heavily at the time, I am afraid he was either killed or seriously wounded in that trench, as I left after him and saw no sign of him on the way back. It was light at the time and he only left me a few minutes prior to our retirement ... I was the last to leave and left a lookout for any of our section that may have been less fortunate. I saw no sign of him either in the German trench or in No Man's Land that instead or (sic) going to the right he went to the left, and so met disaster.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Sister's surname incorrecrly entered on Embarkation Roll as WALTA. Next of kin's address (1922): Mr J.M. Turner, 51 Lamb Street, Lilyfield, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, TURNER Arthur Leslie
Red Cross File No 2790609