Died in Military Service during World War II.
served in the Australian Army in World War II Enlisted: June 27, 1940 Regiment/Unit: Australian Infantry A.I.F. 2/23 Battalion Discharged: Died May 17, 1941
David Turner was born on 05 June 1920 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was the son of Sydney Groombridge Turner & Martha Lydia (née Paterson) Turner.
David enlisted on the 27 June 1940 to serve with the Australian Army during World War 2. He served with the Australian Infantry A.I.F. 2/23 Battalion at Tobruk, Africa. On 17 May 1941 David was reported wounded in action, during the battle near Tobruk, Africa, wounded in action , missing believed P.O.W. The above named soldier became missing during the action outside Tobruk on 17 May 1941. 
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry A.I.F. 2/23 Bn.
Panel Reference: Column 92.
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Sydney Groombridge Turner and Martha Turner, of Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
Notes: The ALAMEIN MEMORIAL forms the entrance to Alamein War Cemetery. The Land Forces panels commemorate more than 8,500 soldiers of the Commonwealth who died in the campaigns in Egypt and Libya, and in the operations of the Eighth Army in Tunisia up to 19 February 1943, who have no known grave. It also commemorates those who served and died in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Persia.
World War 2 ServiceNational Archives Australia - Name Search TURNER DAVID : Service Number - VX40517 : Date of birth - 05 Jun 1919 : Place of birth - MELBOURNE VIC : Place of enlistment - CAULFIELD VIC : Next of Kin - TURNER SYDNEY
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with David by comparing test results with other
carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with David: