|Place of birth||Campbell Town, Tasmania|
|School||State School, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||36|
|Next of kin||J Turnbull, Campbell Town, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years with in the Citizen Military Forces.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||31|
|Age at death from cemetery records||31|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Sarah A. TURNBULL, Campbell Town, Tasmania|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 8th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 December 1915.
Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, Camp Sarpi, Mudros, 22 December 1915 (mumps); transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos, 22 December 1915; discharged to duty, 30 December 1915; rejoined Bn, 31 December 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 60th Bn, 24 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2790603: No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'
Statement, 2627 Pte S. LEWIS, 60th Bn (patient, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England), 21 March 1917: 'He was hit in the head by shell, and killed instantly. I was about 15 yards away when "Bill" got hit. It happened at Fleur-baix (sic) on July 19th. He was not buried while I was there.I left on the 20th. I saw him hit, and also lying there afterwards. He was my best pal.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, TURNBULL William Robert
Red Cross File No 2790603