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George TURNER

Regimental number465
Place of birthFinland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address13 Eden Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 7.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFriend, H E E Marshall, 13 Eden Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 2 December 1915 (bronchitis), and transferred to 13th Casualty Clearing Station. Transferred by HS 'Gloucester Castle', 3 December 1915, to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital , Heliopolis: admitted 8 December 1915. Transferred to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 10 January 1916; discharged to duty, 19 January 1916; rejoined Bn, 5 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 21 March 1916. Transferred to 7th Brigade Trench Mortar Battery, 19 April 1916.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 18 August 1916 (fractured jaw: old injury); transferred to 4th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 August 1916; to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 23 August 1916; to England, 2 September 1916, and admitted to Auxiliary Military Hospital, Cromer, 3 September 1916; marched in to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 January 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917, for home service (bronchitis); disembarked, 1 July 1917; discharged, 27 August 1917.

Total war service: 2 years 219 days (of which 2 years 32 days were abroad)

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

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