Regimental number12/887
Date of birth1892
Place of birthOtorohanga
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Turner, Otorohanga
Previous military serviceServed in Mounted Rifles, Otorohanga; no longer serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date16 August 1914
Place of enlistmentHamilton
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Reported wounded and missing, 25 April 1915.

Court of Enquiry, held at Moascar Camp, Ismailia, Egypt, concluded fate to be 'Believed dead, 25 April 1915'.

War service: 253 days (of which 215 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22024360, File 22014328

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