Medals: Star Medal belonging to Captain C. T. Turner AMC; ca 1918; AR#151
Medals: Star Medal belonging to Captain C. T. Turner AMCAbout this object
1914-1915 Star Medal belonging to Captain C. T. Turner AMC. Engraved on reverse: "CAPTAIN C T TURNER 2 AGH AIF". Made of bronze with a red, white and blue coloured ribbon
During World War I, under severe shell fire, Captain Charles Trevor Turner treated over 500 soldiers, with a large percent requiring special eye work. He remained at the front for the whole operation in a hastily constructed dug-out. In recognition of his service for the Australian Imperial Force he was awarded the 1914-15 Star Medal.
On his return to South Australia, Turner became Medical Superintendent of the Adelaide Hospital in 1919 until he resigned to go into private practice in 1925. Dr Turner is recognised as being the first person to give blood transfusions at the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital.
ca 1918Place Made
Metal, coloured ribbonMeasurements
4.5 x 13 cmSubject and Association Keywords
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