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George Wilfred TURNER

Regimental number2732
Date of birth10 January 1892
Place of birthYoungtown, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBrass turner
Address51 Littleton Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mrs Ellen Turner, 51 Littleton Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT Makarini on 10 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 12th Battalion
Promotion date: 4 January 1919


Unit: 12th Battalion
Promotion date: 4 April 1919

FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in charge of a patrol of two men he rushed an enemy post, killing the three occupants, captured a machine gun, and brought his party back without casualties. Later, in an attack on enemy machine gun posts, he led his men with great ability through heavy machine gun fire to his objective, and brought back information which contributed largely to the success of the operations. He set a fine example of courage and devotion to duty to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Discharge date9 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded (1) 17 June 1916; (2) 8 Mag 1917. Appointed Corporal, 1 June 1917; Seryeant, 17 October 1917. Commissioned, 4 Januarg 1919.

Medals: Distinyuished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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