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George Argo TURNER

Regimental number19063
Place of birthIngham, Queensland
AddressCaulfield, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height6' 0"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Bertha Harriet Turner, 'Plas Gwyne,' Glen Eira Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in the 34th Field Company, Australian Engineers; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date27 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 January 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameJune 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Discharge date14 February 1919
Family/military connectionsFather: Honorary Major George Argo TURNER, Red Cross Commissioner, South Africa; Brother: 3440 Pte Archibald Bannatyne TURNER, 2nd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 31 March 1919; Cousin: 4361 Pte George Miller TURNER, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, 29 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 31 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 December 1917, and marched in to Engineers Details, No 3 Camp, Parkhouse.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 April 1918; taken on strength, 15th Field Company Engineers, in the field, 25 April 1918.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 August 1918 (debility), and transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station; to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 8 August 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 30 August 1918.

Transferred to 2nd Machine Gun Bn, 12 September 1918, and taken on strength, in the field.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 5 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 3 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 30 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: debility), 14 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 'Plas Swyne'.
Date of death8 May 1961
Place of burialBrighton General Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, TURNER George Argo

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