2426 Leslie Frederick TURNER

Date of enlistment 10th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company D Company
Significant events while with the AIF Hospitalised sick

Promoted to Lieutenant

Turner 2426.pngPhotograph from personal collection, courtesy of Jennie Marshall and the family of Lieut. LW HARRICKS – see Chapter 11: People I knew. Within the collection it refers to Lieut. Turner as the ‘mascot’ probably on account of him going through the war on the Western Front physically unscathed.


Summary of Lieutenant Turner’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
4th August 1919 Australia Appointment terminated
12th June 1919 Australia Disembarked at Melbourne from Karagola
1st May 1919 England Returned to Australia on Karagola
4th April 1919 England Disembarked from Le Havre and proceeded to Sutton Veny
27th March 1919 France To Base Depot
8th November 1918 France Promoted to Lieutenant
8th October 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
21st September 1918 England Proceeded on English leave
1st July 1918 France Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant
17th March 1918 Belgium Promoted to Sergeant
28th February 1918 Belgium Reverted to Lance Sergeant on own request
15th February 1918 England Overstaying London leave by two days. Reprimanded and forfeiture of 3 days pay
14th October 1917 Belgium Promoted to Sergeant
6th August 1917 France Promoted to Corporal
27th May 1917 France Promoted to Lance Corporal
25th March 1917 France Appointed Lance Corporal
10th April 1916 France Returned to Unit
31st March 1916 France Discharged from hospital
25th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille and taken to hospital – sick, tonsilitis
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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