Lieutenant Colonel Robert William Newton Turner

Service number NX12213
Ranks Held Lieutenant Colonel, Major
Birth Date 08 July 1909
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Paddington
Death Date 27 October 1942
Death Place Egypt
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
Units
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Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1941-12-30

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Timeline

Date of birth 08 July 1909
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 1928
Interwar Service 1 1928 PTE-CSM (CMT) Sydney University Regiment
Date commissioned 23 February 1929
Interwar Service 2 23 February 1929 lieutenant
Interwar Service 3 20 June 1934 captain
Career summary 1 01 May 1940 seconded captain 2/13th battalion
Career summary 2 1940-05-20 - 1940-06-08 course company comma
Career summary 3 22 June 1940 major
Career summary 4 26 November 1940 arrived Middle East
Career summary 7 27 December 1941 temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 2/13th battalion (vice Burrows)
Appointment 1941-12-27 - 1942-10-23 Battalion: 2/13th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: officer commanding Headquarters Coy; Reason for end of appointment: killed in action: El Alamein (died of wounds )
Career summary 8 30 December 1941 Mention in Despatches (Er Regima)
Career summary 9 1942-02-19 - 1942-04-07 course Middle East Tactical School (senior O
Career summary 10 06 June 1942 lieutenant colonel (bd 27 Dec 41) reported
Career summary 11 1942-09-12 - 1942-10-30 attached Headquarters 20th Brigade (a/g C
Career summary 12 24 October 1942 wounded in action Shell/shrapnel wound buttocks
Career summary 13 27 October 1942 Died of wounds complications
Date of death 27 October 1942
killed in action 27 October 1942
Career summary 5 officer commanding B Coy
Career summary 6 officer commanding Headquarters Coy
WW2 Service 1 Benghazi
WW2 Service 2 El Alamein
wounded in action El Alamein 24 Oct 42 (SW Buttocks)