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John TURNER

Regimental number7344
Place of birthDeloraine, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWeetah, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, J Turner, Weetah, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 January 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme Sector, France
Age at death29.10
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 24), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
67
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Isabella Maria Jane TURNER
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lance Corporal, Leslie Turner, No. 522.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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