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William Echlin TURNLEY

Regimental number84
Place of birthPlymouth, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTelephone mechanic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMrs E Turnley, 34 Buckingham Avenue, Sefton Park, Liverpool, England
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Corporal
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1916
Discharge date24 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Itonus', 10 June 1916; disembarked 18 July 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 24 August 1916.

Appointed Corporal, 15 July 1915; Temporary Staff Sergeant, 8 September 1915; Corporal 24 November 1915. Wounded, 12 July 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 January 1934
SourcesNAA: B2455, TURNLEY William Echlin

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