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- Turner, George
|PERSONAL DETAILS||George TURNER|
|Birth date and place||22 Sep 1834 Southwark, London, England.|
|Baptism date and place||25 Dec 1834 St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey.|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Mint Street, St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey (1841).|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Children||Walter Henry b. 1862, Fremantle, Western Australia.|
Jane b. 1865 (d.1865), Perth, Western Australia.
Henry James b. 1866, Perth, Western Australia.
Lydia Jane b. 1868, Albany, Western Australia.
Thomas Breaksea b. 1871, Breaksea Island, Western Australia.
Frances Mary b. 1874, Albany, Western Australia.
|Death date and place||28 Apr 1893 Albany, Western Australia.|
Cause of Death: Suicide [M S James].
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#4396 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||28 Nov 1854 Portsmouth, Hampshire.|
|Service/Campaigns||Embarked for the East of Europe 8 Feb 1855.|
Malta & Crimea 8 months.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty Roll: Severe Wound. Minor actions at Sebastopol. 28 June 1855.|
Disabled by partial loss of power of right hand and arm after fracture of both bones of forearm about their centre by a grapeshot on 28th June in the Cemetery [Sebastopol]. The ball struck the arm obliquely and appears to have injured the Ulna more than the Radius. Both bones are greatly curved at the seat of fracture. He also states that by the concussion the Humerus of the same arm was fractured in 2 places. Of this however there is no very direct [? ]. States that 2 pieces of bone came away from the forearm.
Unfit for further service [Chatham December 26th 1855].
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||29 Apr 1856 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||1 year 152 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1697/12.|
|Post Discharge Residence||2nd West London (1856).|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Kensington.|
|Pension Amount||9d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||10 Nov 1860 Portland; 11 Feb 1861 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force to 31 Dec 1870.|
Lighthouse Keeper, Breaksea Island, Albany, Western Australia.
|Land Grant/Purchase||1 Feb 1878 Albany Lot 7, 3 acres (grant). See sidebar.|
|Subscriptions||Greenough Fire Fund 1864.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|