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Regimental number1842
Place of birthCloughmills, Co. Antrim, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia22
Addressc/o Mr Cunningham, N Gardiner And Co, York Street,Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Turner, Clough Mills, Belfast, Ireland
Enlistment date28 December 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 12), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Ballyweaney Presbyterian Church, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Parents: Alexander and Rose TURNER, Cloughmills, Belfast, Ireland
Other details

Appointed Corporal, 10 April 1915. Operated on for appendicitis, June 1915; wound did not heal properly; repatriated to Australia: embarked from Egypt, 28 July 1915.

Re-embarked, 21 February 1916; disembarked Egypt.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 4 April 1916. Admitted to hospital, 8 April (skin disease); discharged on leave, 10 June 1916.

Admitted to 4th Casualty Clearing Station, August 1916 (injured foot: truck ran over); transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers. Discharged September; transferred to 54th Bn; joined Bn, 11 October 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 31 January 1917.

Killed in action, Ypres, 25 September 1917.

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

Miscellaneous detailsAlso embarked INF2REIN14
SourcesRobert Thompson, 'Ballymoney Heroes 1914-1918' (self published, 1999), p. 263
NAA B2455 file 1921305

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