Elmer Harry Turner

Pte E Turner

Elmer Harry Turner, #805458, served in the 21st Battalion as a Company Clerk with A Company.

The following is taken from his service record.




Apr 4, 1892

Born at Toronto Ontario


Feb 29, 1916

Attested into the 136th Battalion at Port Hope Ontario, No. 805458 – next of kin given as Mrs Mary Turner (mother) at 9 Oakland Ave., Toronto – occupation given as a clerk – previous service given as 2 years Public School Cadet – claimed to have paid mother $75 per month support prior to enlistment -


Jul 20, 1916

Admitted Valcartier Camp Hospital with influenza


Jul 21, 1916

Discharged hospital


Oct 6, 1916

Disembark in England – SOS 136th Battalion and TOS 39th Battalion at West Sandling


Oct 9, 1916

TOS Division Pay Master at Sandgate as Acting Sergt.


Oct 19, 1916

SOS to Pay Office


Oct 20, 1916

TOS Pay Office Canadian Army Pay Corps at London


Oct 28, 1916

SOS to 39th Battalion on being admitted to hospital  and ceases to be attached to Pay Office


Oct 29, 1916

Admitted to Holborn Military hospital at Mitcham (cerebro spinal meningitis carrier)


Nov 29, 1916

Discharged from hospital


Feb 15, 1917

Reverts to Pte and SOS to 6th Reserve Battalion


Feb 17, 1917

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at East Sandling


Apr 22, 1917

TOS 21st Battalion at CBD (Canadian Base Detail)


May 7, 1917

Left for 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion


May 11, 1917

Arrived 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion


Jun 12, 1917

Joined 21st Battalion in field


Dec 1, 1917

TOS Canadian Army Pay Corps at London


Jan 28, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Feb 12, 1918

Rejoined from leave


Feb 19, 1918

On command 3rd Reserve Battalion at Witley


Feb 28, 1918

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Jun 30, 1918

Appointed Lance Corporal


Aug 10, 1918

Promoted to Corporal


Oct 1, 1918

Posted to Eastern Ontario Regiment Depot at Seaford pending commission – Appointed Acting Sergt with pay


Oct 10, 1918

On Command 1st Reserve Battalion


Nov 18, 1918

Has Commanding Officer’s permission to marry


Nov 26, 1918

Ceases on command to 1st Reserve Battalion on posting to 6th Reserve Battalion at Witley


Feb 21, 1919

SOS 6th Reserve Battalion and proceeding to Canada


Mar 4, 1919

SOS from 3rd Reserve Battalion proceeding to Canada – embarked HMT Grampian at Liverpool


Mar 16, 1919

Discharged at St John New Brunswick – address 551 Sherbourne St, Toronto Ontario – War Service Badge Class “A”, No. 232413


Jul 24, 1930

Address changed to 119 Niven St., Syracuse N.Y. – received British War Medal and Victory Medal 


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