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Turner, John Albert (Bert)

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Birth Date: 26 March 1888 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 9 August 1971 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: William Riggen Turner and Lucy (nee Brinkley)

Family: Annie Hunter Horsburgh on 9 January 1915, 2 daughters

Education: Milton State School

Religion: Presbyterian


Joined the Fire Brigade in 1906; Founder and first Secretary, Fire Brigade Union; Organiser, Motor Drivers and Motor Mechanics Union; Organiser, Queensland Storemen and Packers Union, 1924 to 1941

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Founder and President, Ashgrove Jubilee Branch, 1927

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Kelvin Grove 29 Mar 1941 3 Aug 1957

Additional Information

Notes: President, Ashgrove Progress Association. Trustee, Ashgrove Hall. Chief ARP Warden, Ashgrove, 1942 to 1944. Chairman and state President, Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade, 1951 to 1971. Elder, Presbyterian Church and well-known official in Protestant church organisations. Mr Turner willed his body to the School of Anatomy, Queensland University, for medical research. His body was subsequently cremated

Sources: Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1981-1992, (Sydney: Casket Publications, 1993)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 26 July 2017]