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Rifle Brigade Cap Badge
Crimean War Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal
Land Grant
NameTURNER – George
Regiment (s)Rifle Brigade Depot
Regiment Number (s) 4396
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th November 1854 / 20 years / Gosport Portsmouth England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark brown / partial loss of power of right arm
Overseas Service/DurationMalta and Crimea – 8 months
Length of Service1 year 152 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th April 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Kensington London England
Pension Districts1856 2nd West London
1861-1893 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of Birth1834 Southwark London Middlesex England
Date/Place of Baptism25th December 1834 St George the Martyr Southwark London
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c 1831 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeWalter Henry B 1862 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Jane B 1865 Perth Western Australia
D 1865 aged 6 weeks Western Australia
Henry James B 1866 place unknown
M UNKNOWN Annie Jane (1866-1939)
D 9th January 1949 Not yet known
bur Albany Memorial Cemetery Western Australia
Lydia Jane B 1868 Albany Western Australia
D 2nd February 1888 aged 19 years
Thomas Breaksea B 1871 Breaksea Island Near Albany Western Australia
D 1894  Western Australia
Frances Mary B 1874 Albany Western Australia
M ROWAN Cameron 1901 Perth WA
D 5th August 1905 Perth WA
Buried Karrakatta CemeteryWilliam no dates
James no dates: son on the inquest papers but could be Henry James.
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Granted Albany Lot P 7
3 acres
Occupation after
January 1870 – November 1883 Light House Keeper Breaksea Island  (John Kelly)
1893 employed by A Y Hassell at Magedup 70 Miles from Albany Western Australia
Newspaper ArticlesDaily News Thursday 6th December 1883 – page 3 Resignation of Lighthouse keeper Turner
Daily News Saturday 5th August 1905 page 1 Funeral notice Frances Rowan
West Australian Tuesday 19th September – 1939 page 1 Death of Annie Jane Turner
Albany Advertiser Thursday 20th January – 1949 page 1 Death of Henry James Turner
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial28th April 1893 Magedup 70 Miles from Albany Western Australia
died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the forehead.
Date/Place of Death/Burial
20th August 1884 Albany Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationReason for discharge:
Disabled by partial loss of power of right hand and arm after fracture of both bones of forearm about their centre by a grape shot on 28th June in the Cemetery. The ball struck the arm obliquely and appears to have injured the ulna more than the radius. He also states that by concussion the humerus of the same arm was fractured in two places of this however there is no way direct … States that two pieces of bone came away from the fracture. Unfit for further service.
Son Walter Henry Turner seems to have changed his name to Walter Money/Mooney Turner and married Frances King at Albany in 1892 and died Fremantle 1919.