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Regimental number611
Place of birthLancashire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClothing cutter
Address'Latona', Myall Street, Merrylands, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4.5"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E.S. Turner, 'Latona', Myall Street, Merrylands, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 August 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 5, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/10/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Omrah on 17 January 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll611A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2md
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1916
Discharge date21 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 17 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched into Australian Machine Gun Training Depot, Perham Downs, 28 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 May 1917; marched into Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 20 May 1917.

Marched out to unit, 31 May 1917, and taken on strength of 5th Machine Gun Company the same day.

To Signal School, 23 December 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 25 February 1918; rejoined unit, 21 March 1918.

Found guilty, 30 March 1918, of being absent without leave from 0730 hours, 12 March 1918, until 0700 hours, 19 March 1918: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2 and a total forfeiture of 36 days' pay.

Admitted to No 5 Field Ambulance, 8 May 1918 (influenza); transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 8 May 1918; to No 15 Ambulance Train, 8 May 1918; to No 12 United States General Hospital, Rouen, 9 May 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 11 May 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 8 June 1918 (Class "A").

Marched out of Australian General Base Depot, 10 June 1918; marched into Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 12 June 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 18 June 1918; rejoined 2nd Machine Gun Bn, 19 June 1918.

Allotted Regimental Number 611A.

Appointed Driver, 10 January 1919; reverts to rank of Private, 21 March 1919.

Proceeded to England, 16 April 1919; marched into Central Training Depot, Parkhouse, 19 April 1919.

Granted leave with pay, 28 April 1919, to work as a tailor at T.T. Rose Ltd, 1 Hexton Square, London.

Granted leave with pay and subs, 20 May 1919, to work as a tailor at J. Williams and Co. Ltd., 42 Gerrard St, London.

Reported to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters after the completion of non-military employment, 19 August 1919, and granted embarkation leave; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 4 September 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 22 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 November 1919; discharged Sydney (termination of period of enlistment), 21 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 September 1919
SourcesNAA: B2455, TURNER Albert

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