Archibald Campbell TURNER

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TURNER, Archibald Campbell

Service Number: 2227
Enlisted: 4 April 1915, Northam, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: Eastwood, South Australia, 21 December 1886
Home Town: Toodyay, Toodyay, Western Australia
Schooling: Parkside School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (cerebro-spinal fever) , Etaples, France, 12 January 1917, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Northam Fallen, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

4 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Northam, Western Australia
6 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2227, 11th Infantry Battalion
6 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2227, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Fremantle
12 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2227, 51st Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE A. C. TURNER.

Mrs. Turner, of Salisbury-street, North Unley (late of Clyde-street, Parkside), has been notified by the military authorities that her third son, Private Archibald Campbell Turner, died of cerebro-spinal fever at Etaples Hospital (France), contracted while on active service. The deceased soldier was an old Parkside schoolboy, and was also a scholar of the Flinders street Presbyterian Sunday-school. He enlisted in Western Australia, where he was employed prior to the outbreak of war. He served on Gallipoli for several months, and was in the evacuation of the Peninsula. Up to the time of his death he was actively engaged in France, where he fought in the great Somme battles. Quiet and unassuming, he was highly respected and loved by a large circle of friends." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 03 Feb 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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