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Edward John TURNER

Regimental number5962
Place of birthClare, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEast Terrace, Solomontown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Turner, Emu Flat, Clare, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/102/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 26 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll8985
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Train
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date31 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 27 September 1915.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 16 November 1915 (jaundice); discharged to duty, 19 November 1915.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 22 November 1915 (jaundice); discharged to duty. 26 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Reallotted Regimental No 8985 on being transferred to 20th Company, Australian Army Service Corps.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

On leave to England, 24 June 1916; rejoined unit from leave, 1 July 1916.

Transferred to 6th Field Artillery Brigade, 1 February 1917; transfer cancelled (date not recorded).

On leave to England, 19 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 2 October 1917.

Temporarily attached to 2nd Pioneer Bn, 13 December 1917.

Proceeded from Belgium on leave to Paris, 6 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 11 January 1918.

Temporarily detached to 2nd Division Assistant Provost Marshal, 27 January 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 19 February 1918.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 21 February 1918 (tuberculosis); discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 26 February 1918.

Detached to Postal Corps, 3 April 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 4 April 1918.

Detached to 15th Howitzer Battery, 15 July 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 2 November 1918.

Detached to 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 10 November 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 10 December 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 21 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 January 1919.

Found guilty, 16 January 1919, of beig absent without leave (overstaying leave), 0600, 4 January, to 0600, 10 January 1919: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of a total of 36 days' pay.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 25 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 2 July 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 31 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TURNER Edward John

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