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Oswald William TURNER

Regimental number531
Date of birth14 March 1888
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
AddressWest of Archer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMrs S Turner, west of Archer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Enlistment date17 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentQuartermaster Sergaent
Unit name25th Battalion B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 25th Battalion
Promotion date: 23 August 1916


Unit: 25th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 March 1917

Temporary CAPT

Promotion date: 15 January 1918


Promotion date: 18 September 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front, Dunster Force

Wounded, 27 Mag 1916; 4 October 1917. Commissioned, 23 Auyust 1916.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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