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William Frederick TURNER

Regimental number1924
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolPrivate School
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address10 Exeter Street, Ballarat West, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Turner, 10 Exeter Street, Ballarat West, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 April 1919
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 4), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Annie TURNER, 9 Railway Place, Footscray, Victoria. Native of ballarat, VIctoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 16 enlisted of whom 5 were killed in action or died of wounds.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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