Francis Percival TURNER


TURNER, Francis Percival

Service Number: 2021
Enlisted: 9 June 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Urana, New South Wales, Australia, 20 August 1889
Home Town: Mackay, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, France, 5 August 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Farleigh Mill & District Roll of Honour, Mackay Cenotaph, Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

9 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2021, 25th Infantry Battalion
16 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2021, 25th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
16 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2021, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
5 Aug 1916: Involvement Corporal, SN 2021, 25th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

His older brother 2766 Trooper Charles Thomas Elisha Turner of the 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles had died of disease (enteric) 21 March 1902, Bloemfontein, South Africa, during the Boer War. He was 20 years of age.

Another older brother, 1766 Pte. Robert West Turner 25th Battalion AIF was killed in action at Ypres 20 September 1917, age 30.