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Norman TURNER

Regimental number3230
Place of birthCapel, Western Australia
Other NamesNorman Stanley
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.5
Height5' 8"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Turner, Capel, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil (exempt under the Defence Act)
Enlistment date13 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Traffic Control Detachment
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Discharge date24 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917. Marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 6 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 August 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 25 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 12 October 1917 (shell wound arm), and admitted to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station, and transferred to 8th Australian Field Ambulance; to 4th NZ Field Ambulance, 13 October 1917; discharged to duty, 24 October 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 2 November 1917.

Taken on strength, 4th Division Traffic Control Detachment, 31 January 1918.

On leave to England, 22 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 7 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 20 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 12 July 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 16 August 1919; discharged, Perth, 24 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNo Embarkation Roll for 48th Bn, 8th Reinforcement.
SourcesNAA: B2455, TURNER Norman

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