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Sidney Harold TURNER

Regimental number2998
Place of birthPicton, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDruggists assistant
Address176 Goderich Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7.25"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Turner, Marmion Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 June 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied in England
FateDied of disease 29 October 1918
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialCompton Chamberlayne Cemetery, Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: H. and Anne TURNER, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: Private H. Turner, No. 7494, 44th Battalion, killed July 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Codford, 11 February 1917 (influenza); marched into 13th Training Bn, Codford, 16 February 1917.

Found guilty, 5 February 1917, of overstaying leave from 0100 hours, 3 February 1917, until 2200 hours, 3 February 1917: awarded 5 days' confined to camp, and forfeits 1 day's pay by Royal Warrant.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Codford, 8 March 1917 (influenza); marched into 13th Training Bn, Codford, 21 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 April 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 11 April 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 30 April 1917; taken on strength of 51st Bn, in the field, 1 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 26 September 1917, and admitted to No 10 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (shrapnel wound, left shoulder); transferred to No 54 General Hospital, 27 September 1917; to England, 2 October 1917; to No 5 Southern General Hospital, Plymouth, 2 October 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 December 1917; discharged to furlough, 14 December 1917, and report to No 3 Command Depot, 31 December 1917.

Posted as absent without leave, 31 December 1917.

Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 11 January 1918.

Charged with being absent from 31 December 1917, until 11 January 1918: case dismissed.

Marched out of No 4 Command Depot, 3 August 1918; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 5 August 1918.

Attached to No 2 Group Clearing Hospital for duty, 12 September 1918.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 21 October 1918 (influenza).

Died, Fovant Military Hospital, 25 October 1918 (bronchial pneumonia).

Buried, Compton Chamberlayne Cemetery, 31 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TURNER Sidney Harold

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