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Wm Hector TURNER

Regimental number3760
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address22 Stewart Street, Auburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Turner, 22 Stewart Street, Auburn, Victoria
Enlistment date25 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He assumed command of the bearer section, clearing ground of wounded 1,000 yards in front of the regimental aid post. He displayed great courage and devotion to duty throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3876 Pte Sydney William TURNER, 29th bn, returned to Australia, 2 January 1918.

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