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Vivian Paul TURNER

Date of birth9 August 1890
Place of birthGunnedah, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor
AddressGunnedah, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Evelyn Maud Turner, 57 McArthur Parade, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 18 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30474 (14 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 4 March 1919
Discharge date5 June 1919
Other detailsWar service: 7th Light Horse, 6 January 1916; 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, 10 June 1916; seconded for duty with 2nd Double Squadron and to be Troop Officer, 26 June 1916. Attached for instruction in aerial observation, 67th Squadron, 30 August 1916. On temporary duty with 57th Reserve Squadron, 12-19 February 1917; to 67th Squadron, 19 February 1917; to Training Brigade for duty, 23 July 1918. Seconded for duty with Royal Air Force as Inspector for Navigation, 24 July 1918-4 March 1919.

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