Ernest Charley TURNOR

TURNOR, Ernest Charley

Service Number: 45988
Enlisted: 13 November 1941
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Wagin, Western Australia, Australia , 15 January 1923
Home Town: Wagin, Wagin, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Ground Accident), Learmonth, Western Australia, Learmonth, Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia, Australia, 2 February 1945, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Sydney Memorial, Rookwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Panel 7
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood, Wagin War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Corporal, 45988
13 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Corporal, 45988

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Motor Boat Crewmen from Number 76 Operational Base Unit were caught by a Cyclone while camped ashore at Bay of Rest near Learmonth / Exmouth, WA with the only survivor being Sergeant Robert Alfred Hawkins 46328 (discharged from the RAAF in December 1945 - died in 1947)

Killed were Corporal Bindon John Carr 45887 (Geraldton War Cemetery) / Leading Aircraftman George Albert Tonge 81371 (Sydney Memorial) / Corporal Ernest Charley Turnor 45988 (Sydney Memorial)