James Turner

First Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Turner
Date of Birth: 
Monday, September 5, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Mary Turner nee Rodgers
Father's Name: 
John Turner
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, September 21, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
Australian Army Service Corps
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, May 17, 1950
Place of Death: 
Concord Hospital, N.S.W.
Details: 

James Turner (Service No 2606) was born in Unanderra, N.S.W.

At enlistment was he was single, 20 years old and worked as a railway cleaner.

James embarked on HMAT A35 Berrima, with Railway Supply Detachment, Army Service Corps 11, on 19th December 1914.

On his arrival in Egypt, he was sent to Gallipoli, Turkey, on 25th June 1915. James served there until he was evacuated, on 1st October 1915, due to sickness. He was admitted to hospital in Egypt, seriously ill with Enteric Fever and debility.  In December 1915, his condition was so bad that he was returned to Australia, for three months rest. James recovered and he returned to Egypt, in May 1916, before being sent to England, in July.

On 17th February 1917, he was attached to 56th Battalion for a period of time. James was promoted to Corporal, on 8th October 1918. On 3rd January 1919, he was sent to hospital with influenza, which turned to pneumonia.

James saw service in Egypt, Gallipoli, England and the Western Front. He returned to Australia, in April 1919, and was discharged on 19th July 1919.

After the war, he returned to the Railways, working as a fireman and then a driver.

In 1935, he married Verlie Curtis, at Coolah, N.S.W., and they had one child.

He died in 1950, and is buried in Coolah Cemetery.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, TURNER J

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