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John Robert TURNER

Regimental number2498
Place of birthYass, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYass, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Henry Turner, Dutton Street, Yass, New South Wales
Previous military service3 years Infantry YASS F Corp
Enlistment date17 February 1916
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Discharge date29 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterley', 30 March 1918; disembarked Sydney, 15 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 29 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 March 1935
Age at death53
Place of burialYass Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, TURNER John Robert

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