|Place of birth||Dubbo, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Darling Street, Dubbo, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Robert James Turner, Darling Street, Dubbo, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the 42nd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Dubbo, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||30th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No 6), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Father: 4004 Pte Robert James TURNER, 2nd Australian Corps School, returned to Australia, 4 January 1918; Brother: 1588 Pte John James TURNER, 3rd Bn, killed in action, 7-12 August 1915; Brother-in-law: 10531 Sapper William BARRY [true name: Urban PARR], 3rd Divisional Signal Company, killed in action, 12 October 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.
Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 28 February 1916, of using improper language to an NCO: awarded 7 days' punishment drill.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Killed in action, 20 July 1916.
German note on file: 'austr. Sold. Turner, John, 30. austr. Batl. C. Komp. am 19.7.16 in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'
Statement, Red Cross File No 2800107, 1575 Pte P.J. Krestensen, 30th Bn (patient, 20th General Hospital, Etaples), 9 November 1916: 'I saw him killed getting through [the] wire entanglement into [the] German trench. He was shot through the chest and fell dead.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 3), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, TURNER John
Red Cross File No 2800107