Edmund Percival Turner

Name     Edmund Percival Turner

Number    Private 5423

Battalion      22nd Battalion  

Place of Birth   Brighton England

Next of Kin   His wife, Mrs. Emma Turner of Nerrena Rd Leongatha. His parents were Edmund and Sarah Turner

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 3/4/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 36 years and 10 months, 5’ 2 ½ ”, 10 stone, blue eyes and brown hair.

Religion   Wesleyan

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 12/5/1917 at Bullecourt

Location of grave or memorial

He is remembered on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial.

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He and his family resided in Leongatha

Military History

  • He had a wife Emma and 4 children, John, Robert, Richard and Marjory. The family is seen in the photo above
  • 3/4/16 He enlisted in Leongatha
  • 28/7/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles
  • 11/9/16 He disembarked Plymouth
  • 19/11/16 He left from Folkstone to go to France
  • 2/12/16 He proceeded to his unit
  • 1/12/16 He was with his unit
  • 12/5/17 He was killed in action
  • James Sutherland of Leongatha held his will
  • A death notice read as follows:  TURNER Pte Edmund Percival 5423, 22nd Bn 3rd May 1917 Age 38. Son of Edmund and Sarah Turner, husband of Emma Turner of Nerrena Rd Leongatha Victoria. Born in Brighton England
  • 1/6/17 Emma wrote about getting a pension for herself and her children
  • 25/8/22 Emma received the memorial plaque
  • Emma was granted 2 pounds per fortnight from 28/7/17
  • The children received a pension of 20/-, 15/-, 10/- and 10/- per fortnight


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