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.
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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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