John Richard TURNER


TURNER, John Richard

Service Number: 1681
Enlisted: 7 January 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 16 April 1896
Home Town: Oakleigh, Monash, Victoria
Schooling: Auburn State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds - bomb wound to the abdomen, 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 18 August 1915, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row K, Grave 15 Rev. Oliphant officiated Headstone inscription reads: In memory of our dear son a brave soldier, Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1681, Enlisted at Melbourne, Vic.
19 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1681, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1681, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
8 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1681, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, Bomb wound to the abdomen

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and Caroline Turner of Grant Street, Oakleigh, Vic. formerly of Park Street, Oakleigh.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Had previously tried to enlist in October 1914