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John Richard TURPIN

Regimental number7061
Place of birthManilla New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMirne Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinA Turpin, Field Street, Tamworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollAnzac Provost Corps
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Meritorious Service Medal

'From 25th February to 16th September, 1918, Private TURPIN, as regimental stretcher bearer, has done consistently good work. His continuous gallantry and devotion to duty has been beyond praise and his cheerful nature and untiring zeal has been an incentive to all those associated with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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