Louis Henri Alphonsus TURLAN


TURLAN, Louis Henri Alphonsus

Service Number: 5485
Enlisted: 15 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burnside, South Australia, 23 August 1895
Home Town: Irymple, Mildura Shire, Victoria
Schooling: Irymple South Primary School
Occupation: Farm hand
Died: Artillery shell, Corbie, France, 5 April 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux
Grave Reference III. O. 20., Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mildura Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

15 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5485, 7th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
4 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5485, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5485, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
5 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5485, 57th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

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Born 1895 in Burnside Adelaide, The 3rd son of Pierre Turlan and his wife Alexandrine Turlan (nee Gelly). The family worked mainly in the wine industry in SA, moving to Irymple, Victoria around 1901 where Louies uncles were managing and working in the Chaffey Brothers vineyard at Irymple South. The family resided in 15th Street and Lou attended the Irymple South Primary School. Louies youngest brother Alphonse died tragicly of Black Measles in 1909.

Louis played football for the local Irymple team and enlisted in the AIF on 15 Jul 1915, just before his 20th birthday.