James Henry (Harry) TURNER
Born: December, 1896
Birthplace: Richmond, Victoria
Parents: Father, William Turner
Mother, Catherine Quilliam. Previously married in New Zealand to Edward William Barclay.
Died: 28 April, 1953
Place of death: Heidelberg, Victoria
Burial place: Service Fawkner Crematorium; ashes collected
Awards and Honours
- 1914-1915 Star
- British War Medal 1914-20
- Victory Medal
2nd Reinforcement, 21st Battalion
Regimental Service Number: 1778
Enlistment date: 27 April, 1915 Melbourne
Age at enlistment: 19 years and 4 months
Address at enlistment: Rockbank, Victoria
Religion: Church of England
Marital Status: Single
Next of kin: Mrs Catherine Turner (nee Quillian), Mt Cottrell Road, Rockbank.
Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 10 stones 5 pounds
Distinctive marks: scar on left knee, mole on right side of stomach.
Embarkation ship: HMAT Demosthenes A64.
Return Date: 23 July, 1919
Return Vessel: Main.
Arrival at Australia: 11 October, 1919.At: Melbourne
Discharge Date: 10 February, 1920
War Service Summary
26/03/1916 - Evacuated to Alexandria then to France
05/01/1917 - Transferred to England with bronchitis
12/09/1917 - Proceeded to France again
23/07/1918 - Wounded in action gassed
06/09/1918 - Transferred to England
27/11/1918 - Married Florence May Young, a 21 year old tram conductress of 37 Milner Street, Whitworth.
Constant illness including Broncho-Pneumonia had him in an out of military hospital until 23/07/1919 when he embarked on the Main bound for Melbourne.
War Service Commemerated
Life After the War
27/11/1918 - Married Florence May Young in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, while on extended furlough.
1933 - Divorced Florence in Melbourne
1934 - Married Florence May Leaney (26/06/1908-06/02/2005) in Melbourne
One more child
Place/s of residence:
1921-1928 - Melton Park, Melton
1933 - Drummond Street, Carlton (The Argus)
Date of death: 28/04/1953, in Heidelberg, Victoria, from tuberculosis .
Records at Fawkner Cemetery show that James Henry Turner's service was held on 29/04/1953 and that his remains were collected. Harry's second wife was also cremated, a service being held on 10 February, 2005, and her remains were also collected.
Private Edward Harold Barclay 2278 was a stepbrother.
James mother married William Turner at St. Kilda in 1892. She had previously married Edward William Barclay in New Zealand.
Wednesday 15 August 1923 p 17
FATHER AND SON AT LAW.
Judgment was given by Judge Moule in the County Court yesterday in the claim made by Victor Barclay, of Melton, by his next friend, James Henry Turner, of Melton Park, Melton, farmer, against his father Edward Henry Barclay, of Melton also a farmer Victor Barclay had sought the return of a cheque for 126/18/6 or alternatively that sum as damages for alleged illegal detention. He also claimed 123/10/- being the proceeds of the sale by Edward Barclay of 190 bags of oats, less 41 money expended, and labour supplied by the father.
The disagreement arose in connection with share- farming enterprise into which Victor Barclay had entered with Turner who is his uncle. Edward Barclay had assisted his son in working the land, and in taking off the crop. Victor Barclay alleged that his father had retained his share of the proceeds of the crop. The defence was that the son received the cheque as agent for the father.
Judge Moule gave judgment for Victor Barclay on the first claim, and directed that the cheque be returned to him by the Court. On the second claim, he gave judgment for Victor Barclay for 65/10/, with costs of the whole action. With regard to the judgment for 65/10/, Judge Moule granted a stay till March 1924. I have asked Mr Hogan to communicate to the plaintiff certain moral obligations under which I believe he is," concluded Judge Moule.
Mr Hogan (instructed by Messers Godfrey and Godfrey) appeared for Victor Barclay, and Mr Magennis (instructed by Messers Dugdale and Cerber) for Edward Barclay.
Tuesday, October 17, 1933, p. 17
Three petitions for divorce were granted by Mr. Justice Macfarlan in the Practice Court yesterday as follow:
James Henry Turner, aged 36 years, of Drummond street, Carlton, labourer, from Florence May Turner, aged 35 years, formerly of Footscray, on the ground of desertion. The parties were married on November 27, 1918, at Rochdale, Lancashire. England, and there are four children.
Wednesday 29 April 1953, p. 13
TURNER - The Funeral of the late Mr JAMES HENRY (Harry) TURNER will leave Taylors chapel, 81 Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe, THIS DAY, after a service commencing at 1.30 p.m. for the Melbourne Crematorium, Fawkner (No flowers By request.)