War Records: WW1 Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial

Cecil Edward Turner of Adelaide

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 Cecil Edward Turner, Service No. 7561, A.I.F. 10th Battalion, (SRSA GRG 26/5/4/42)

First World War Roll of Honour – Cecil Edward Turner

The Roll of Honour includes those who died while on active service or as a result of that service before April 1921. A ‘Search for a person’ for Cecil Edward Turner includes the following information.

Service number: 7561
Rank: Private
Unit: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
Service: Australian Army
Date of Death: 24 April 1918
Place of Death: France
Cause of Death: Killed in Action
Age at death: 33
Place of Association: Tumby Bay, Australia
Cemetery or memorial details: Meteren Military Cemetery, Meteren, Nord Pas de Calais, France 

Beneath these details is a link to the original Roll of Honour Circular which was completed by the family and provided the information above as well as other valuable details including

Place of Birth: Hamley Bridge
Calling: Farmer
School: Sturt St, Adelaide
Other Training: Farming
Previous Service: None
Other: Member of Cummins Rifle Club previous to enlisting
Informant: Louisa J Turner
Relationship to Soldier: Wife
Address: 77 Halifax St, Adelaide, South Australia
Town or Place of Association: Tumby Bay, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

The photo below shows Cecil E. Turner’s name which can be found on Panel 60 of the First World War Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and on the Tumby Bay War Memorial which was unveiled in 1926. As part of the World War One Centenary the names on the Roll of Honour will be projected onto the outside of the Hall of Memory during the night over the next four years. Over the next year or so there are seven dates when Cecil E Turner’s name is expected to be shown including Christmas evening 2014. Thanks to the State Records of South Australia’s Collection of Photographic Portraits of South Australian Soldiers for the above photo of Cecil Edward Turner.

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C.E.Turner AWM First World War Roll of Honour, panel 60

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