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Eric Alfred TURNER

Regimental number19610
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressOrmond Road, East Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs F E Turner, Ormond Road, East Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a Gunner, Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date5 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 29
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 6 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot IX, Row C, Grave No. II), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry Newton and Mary Ann TURNER; husband of Floris E. TURNER, Boundary Road, Geelong, Victoria. Native of Footscray, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Four years service in Field Artillery.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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