|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Wagga Wagga, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Rylstone, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Sarah Jones, Perry Street, Mudgee, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of piles, 'now cured'.)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a strong enemy attack he took his Lewis gun 300 yards forward of his post and continued to fire till the enemy were within 60 yards of him. Later his excellent gunnery and personal courage assisted materially in frustrating an enemy attack. He was under heavy fire on these occasions, and set a splendid example to his men by his cheerful confidence and gallantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
'Near Chuignes on 23rd August 1918, Cpl. Turvey was company Lewis Gun N.C.O. and took over a gun after the crew had become casualties. Whilst advancing towards the final objective and his Coy was temporarily held up by heavy machine gun fire he advanced until he obtained a good field of fire and firing from the hip effectively silenced the enemy guns, allowing his platoon to advance to the capture of the objective. He set an example to all and the capture of the position was largely due to his daring and skill as a gunner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 109
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 17 March 1919; discharged, Sydney, 27 June 1919.
Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalAlso served in World War II: enlisted, Gosford, New South Wales, 13 December 1941; discharged, 18 March 1942, as N106212, Private, 8th Garrison Bn.
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Point Clare Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, TURVEY Percival|