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Cecil George Turnbull (1896–1933)

There passed away in Scone on Wednesday, December 21, Mr. Cecil George Whitfield Turnbull, a respected young resident of the northern town, at the age of 36 years. A digger, who enlisted at the age of 18, the late Mr. Turnbull saw active service at Gallipoli, and was invalided home after two fingers had been shot from one of his hands. A dreaded lung trouble followed and for years, although he battled on bravely and earned his living as a taxi-driver, he eventually had to give up the business. For months prior to his death he had been in the Randwick Military Hospital, but he begged to be taken home to spend his last days with members of his family and the wish was gratified. Deceased was born in Wilberforce 36 years ago, and was a son of the late Amos George Whitfield Turnbull, his mother's maiden name being Christina Rose, a sister of Mrs. John Armstrong, of Windsor. A sister, Mrs. Eric Dunston, resides in Windsor. Marked evidence of the respect in which Cecil Turnbull was held in Scone was shown by the large attendance at the funeral.

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Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia


21 December, 1933 (aged ~ 37)
Scone, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

lung disease

Religious Influence

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Military Service