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Gordon Patrick Thomas TURNER

Regimental number5875
Date of birth12 August 1896
Place of birthGreenough Flats, Western Australia
SchoolCue State School, Murchison, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButcher
AddressQueen Street, Kooringa, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs A T Turner, Queen Street, Kooringa, South Australia
Enlistment date21 January 1915
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 Roll8986
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallant conduct on the 22nd September, 1917 in charge of a convoy conveying ammunition from 'S' Dump to BELLEWAARDE RIDGE through an enemy barrage placed across the road and continuing to carry out this duty until the destruction of the road by shell fire rendered it impossible. The coolness and determination of the N.C.O. under fire has been remarkable.'

Family/military connectionsBrother: 4235 Gunner Lawrence James TURNER, 27th Bn, died of disease, 14 November 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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