George Alfred TURNER

Regimental number3894
Place of birthKangaroo Island South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWisanger, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Turner, Wisanger PO, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Enlistment date16 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 21 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Military Medal

'At POLYGON WOOD near HOOGE on 28th September 1917 No. 3894 Private G.A. TURNER of 'D' Company 32nd Battalion A.I.F. whilst acting as Company Stretcher Bearer displayed great gallantry, Coolness and devotion to duty. he carried seriously wounded cases through very heavy enemy shell and Machine Gun barrage, thereby undoubtedly saving the lives of these men. He was always ready to respond to appeals along the line and set a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 April 1940