Charles Turner

Name: Charles Edgar Morris Turner

Rank: Private

Service Number 1836

Unit Served: 16th and 32nd Battalions

Personal Details: Charles was born in August, 1892in Kensington, South Australia to Mary and Harold Turner, who was a lawyer. He attended Marryatville School and was an engineer by trade. He enlisted at the age of 23 years and 2 months and had a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He was 5’5” tall and was a member of the Church of England.

Military Service: Charles enlisted on the 2nd October 1915 and was assigned to the 2nd Reinforcement of the 32nd Battalion. After a few months training he left Adelaide aboard the “Borda” on the 11th January 1916. After landing in Egypt, he was transferred to the 16th Battalion on the 7th March. On the 1st of June he left from Alexandria aboard the “Canada” and arrived in Marseilles on the 9th. The battalion went into battle around Pozieres in August 1916 and on the 10th Charles received shrapnel wounds to the buttocks and abdomen during heavy shelling in Ration Trench. He was taken to the 13th Australian Field Ambulance and from there he was moved to the 2nd / 1st South Midland Casualty Clearing Station on the 11th August. He remained there until he died of his wounds on the 26th August 1916. He was buried in the Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension.

Date of Death: 26th August 1916 

Age at Death: 24 

Cemetery Details: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension Plot V, Row E Grave 7

Commemorated by

2008

 Bethany Jurgs
3rd December 2008

 

2010

Beth Jurgs

November 30th 2010