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Harold George TURNER

Regimental number656
Date of birth17 November 1893
Place of birthBowral, New South Wales
SchoolBowral Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address306 Military Road, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Turner, 306 Military Road, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNaval and Military Expeditionary Force, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 19 August 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5902
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 November 1916
Discharge date15 March 1917
Other details

Enlisted in the AN&MEF, 17 August 1914; embarked for overseas service from Sydney, 19 August 1914. Discharged, 4 March 1915, on termination of period of enlistment.

Re-enlisted in the AIF as No. 5902, Private, 17th Bn. Embarked from Sydney on HMAT A40 'Ceramic' for overseas service, 7 October 1916.

Transferred from 'Ceramic' to hospital at Capetown, South Africa, 1 November 1916. Admitted to No. 3 General Hospital, Drill Hall Section, Durban, from Imperial Rest Camp (synovitis), 7 December 1916. Left Durban on 'Wiltshire' for return to Australia, 9 December 1916; disembarked, Sydney, 31 December 1916. Discharged, Sydney, as medically unfit (dislocated cartilage of right knee joint), 15 March 1917.

Served in World War II in the Volunteer Defence Corps.

Date of death5 November 1967
Age at death74
Place of burialCanberra Cemetery, Australian Capital Territory

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