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Richard Leonard TURNBULL

Regimental number1442
Date of birth12 January 1891
Place of birthGray's Essex, England
SchoolHigher Grade, Boulevar, Hull, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs S J Watson, 21 Warwick Street, Hedon Road, Yorkshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 4th Battalion
Promotion date: 5 August 1916

FateKilled in Action 23 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialGuards Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 5), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Sarah Jane WATSON (formerly TURNBULL), 21 Warwick Street, Hull, and the late Robert Walter TURNBULL. Native of Grays, Esses
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Appointed Lance Corporal, 17 March 1916; Temporarg Corporal, 21 April 1916; commissioned, 5 Auyust 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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