Walter TURNBULL

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TURNBULL, Walter

Service Number: 964
Enlisted: 20 March 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hexham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, 1882
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: North Eastern County School, Barnard Castle, England
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds - bomb wounds to the head and abdomen, At sea on board HS Gloucester Castle , 21 September 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
LONE PINE MEMORIAL No known grave,buried at sea Panel 67
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

20 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 964, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 964, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 964, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
20 Sep 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 964, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Bomb wounds to the head and abdomen

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Thomas Edward and Annie Turnbull of Orchard Place, Hexham-on-Tyne, England

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Northumberland Fusiliers

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Probable birth record

Births Mar 1882 Turnbull Walter Hexham 10b 284.

He was 33 and the son of Thomas Edward and Annie Turnbull, of Orchard Place, Hexham-on-Tyne, England.

He is remembered on the Hexham War Memorial along with other Australian casualties from Hexham.


Previous military service
Served with 4th Northumberland Fusiliers.


Enlistment date 20 March 1915

Unit name 24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/41/1

Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. 

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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