Turner, John Denzil Etoile (Lieutenant Commander, b.1864 - d.1949) and Turner, John George James (Sub Lieutenant, b.1894 - d.1971)

Place Oceania: Australia, South Australia, Adelaide
Accession Number PR04120
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1.5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Certificate, Letter, Notebook
Maker Adelaide Advertiser
Royal Australian Navy
Turner, John Denzil Etoile
Place made Australia, China
Date made 1900-1918
Access Open
Conflict China, 1900-1901 (Boxer Uprising)
First World War, 1914-1918

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Collection relating to the Boxer Uprising service of Gunner (later Lieutenant Commander) John Denzil Etoile Turner, HMCS Protector, Australia and China, 1900-1901, and the First World War service of his son Sub-Lieutenant John George James Turner, Royal Australian Naval Brigade, Australia, 1916-1918.

Wallet 1 of 1 contains one folder of items relating to Gunner John Denzil Etoile Turner and one folder of items relating to Sub-Lieutenant John George James Turner.

Folder 1 of 2 - Consists of a letter and souvenir scrapbook related to Gunner Turner's service aboard HMCS Protector during the Boxer Uprising in 1900. The folder includes a letter to Turner from the offices of The Adelaide Advertiser newspaper commissioning him and outlining his role as their Special Correspondent aboard HMCS Protector during the Boxer Uprising in China. The souvenir scrapbook was presented to Gunner Turner upon his return to Adelaide by W.C.C. [Cooper] of The Adelaide Advertiser, and includes clippings of Turner's newspaper columns written during his deployment, which cover the gunboat's voyage from South Australia, arrival in China, their reception, and return to Australia.

Folder 2 of 2 - Consists of three certificates relating to Sub-Lieutenant Turner's appointments and promotions in the Royal Australian Naval Brigade. The folder includes Turner's appointment as a midshipman in the Citizen Naval Forces in January 1916, appointment to HMAS Encounter as a midshipman in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve in October 1916, and appointment as an acting sub-lieutenant in the Royal Australian Naval Brigade to HMAS Cerberus (as an additional for HMAS Garnet) in May 1918.