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Alfred James TURNER

Regimental number2942
Place of birthBethanga, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTintaldra, Upper Murray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 11.75"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Turner, Tintaldra, Upper Murray, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22.9
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave I), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Frances Margaret TURNER, Tintaldra, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 27 November 1915 (mumps); discharged to duty, 31 December 1915.

Joined 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 21 January 1916.

Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.

Buried at Sailly-sur-la-Lys New Military Cemetery, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TURNER Alfred James

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