• Leon Elie Turbe

Army / Flying Corps
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  • Private

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  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal
  • Birth

    Île d'Yeu, Vendee, France

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Embarked. Sydney

    Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    Saturday, 25 November 1916

  • Assumed Death

    Bray-sur-Somme
    Sunday, 5 May 1918 - Monday, 6 May 1918

Stories and comments
    • Léon Ellie Turbe, 2863
    • Posted by ahadrianbooth, Thursday, 13 November 2014

    Before arriving in Australia, Léon Ellie Turbe had served two years in the French army and five and a half years in the French navy. After arriving in Australia, he worked as a dealer and slaughterman. Towards the end of the First World War at the age of 33, on the 6th of November 1916, Turbe tried to enlist for the army in Sydney. As the forces of Australia became increasingly strained as a result of the war, Turbe, a short Frenchman was accepted into the Australian Imperial Force. On the 24th of November 1916, he embarked for WWI as a soldier of the 34th Battalion. He was reported killed in action during the 5th and 6th of May 1918 after being incorrectly reported missing. He received a British War Medal and a Victory Medal for his participation in WWI for the Allied Forces.