Born at London, England, CoE. Enlisted at Kalgoorlie on 14 January 1916 age 21, operating porter. Nok father, Charles Turpin of Corrigin, via Wickepin, WA. Embarked at Fremantle 14 March 1916 per A63 Karoola. Served in France 1916-1918 where he suffered a wound to his arm at Vaire, France on 14 June 1918. RTA invalided in November 1918 per A74 Marathon. Service medals: BWM and VM. Cottesloe and district Honour Rolls.