Harold Eric TURNLEY

TURNLEY, Harold Eric

Service Numbers: 634, 150
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, 150, 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, 634, 2nd Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse

Great grandfather memories

I'm Joanne and I was always told that he preferred to be called Eric not Harold. I was also told and have the papers that tell my kids about man who liked a challenge. He changed from the rifle regiment to horses to learning how to fly in the first world war. My mother, Susanne daughter of Ruth, found diaries written by his wife Muriel her gran when she was on safari with Eric and my gran. They have what he shot and who they saw. My great grandfather was unfortunately attacked by a leopard he had been hunting and died of his injuries, even though my great gran was a fully trained nurse.

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