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Joseph William TURNER

Regimental number55914
Date of birth17 January 1875
Place of birthForest of Dean, England
OccupationCable jointer
AddressEast Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 9"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs J S Turner, 65 North Terrace, East Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years, Army Medial Corps, Queensland, Volunteers.
Enlistment date5 December 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameGeneral Reinforcements (2nd South Australian)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Date of death6 April 1921
Age at death from cemetery records47
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 5 East, Grave 8), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Discharge date12 February 1919
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Sydney, 5 June 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 11 August 1918; marched in to 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 12 August 1918.

Allotted to Reinforcements, 32nd Bn, 13 August 1918, and marched out to 14th Training Bn, Codford.

Admitted to Groupl Clearing Hospital, Hurdcott, 14 November 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, from hospital, 29 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 22 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism), Adelaide, 12 February 1919.

Medal: British War Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death6 April 1921
Age at death46
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Light Oval, Row 5N, Grave 8E), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, TURNER Joseph William

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