The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Arthur Turnbul|
Acsestor's Name: Arthur John Turnbull
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/06/1877
Ancestor's date of death: 14/01/1901
Cause of Death: Gunshot wound of right thigh, compound comminuted fracture of femur, caused by an explosive bullet. Died from shock following amputation of right leg.
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Member of West Camden Lancers. Lived at Avoca (near Robertson) NSW at parents' farm. Second eldest child of Robert Turnbull and his wife Jane.
Service Number: 1209
Colony or State of enlistment: Not Australia, Place of Enlistment: South Africa
Unit: SA Irregular Forces - Bethune's Mounted Infantry
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 21/12/1900
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War.
Murray Page: Not applicable did not serve in an Australian unit.
Contingent: Not applicable.
Ship: Travelled privately to South Africa.
Memorial details: Buried grave 18, 1st row, Military cemetery, Winburg. Cemetery since vandalised. Plaque at St David's Church Burrawang.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, and SA 1901 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: Joined Bethune's Mounted Infantry (BMI) 21 December 1900. Was involved in operations against the Boers in Orange Free State protecting and scouting for the right flank of General Buller's Army and actions near Vryheid, Scheeper's Nek and Utrecht. Wounded in action at Rietpan, died in hospital at Winburg Orange Free State 14 January 1901.
Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive the Boer War.
Name of Descendant: Elizabeth Joan Smit, Banora Point NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great-Niece