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Alfred TURNER

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Surname: TURNER

Forename(s): Alfred

Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire

Service No: 27649

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1917-06-07

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 33

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Alfred Turner was the son of John Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Turner, née Marsden.

1901 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 27, Zion Street - Alfred Turner, aged 6 years, born Burnley, son of John Thos and Mary E. Turner.

1911 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 41, Waddington Street - Alfred Turner, aged 16 years, born Burnley, Lancashire, son of John Thomas Turner (married).

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Alfred Turner, 27649, Yorkshire Regiment.

Data Source: Cravens Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

TURNER, Alfred, aged 22, Yorkshire Regiment, 58, Red Lion Street, [Earby], killed in action June 7, 1917.

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Private Alfred TURNER

Private Alfred TURNER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

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Surname: TURNER

Forename(s): Alfred

Born: Burnley, Lancashire

Residence:

Enlisted: Earby, Yorkshire

Number: 27649

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 8th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 1917-06-07

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: TURNER

Forename(s): Alfred

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 27649

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)

Unit: 8th Battalion

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 1917-06-07

Additional Information:

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06 July 1917

TURNER – Killed in action in France, June 7th 1917, Pte. Alfred Turner, Yorks. Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Turner, 58, Red Lion Street, Earby, aged 22 years.

06 July 1917

EARBY SOLDIER KILLED

Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Turner, 58 Red Lion Street, Earby, have received letters from France confirming the death of their son, Pte. Alfred Turner, Yorks. Regiment, who was killed in France on 7th June. He was 22 years of age. Pte. Turner first went to France in February 1916, and was severely wounded last November. After several months in hospital at York and West Hartlepool he was twice home on short leave before Easter, and met his death by a shell exactly six weeks after his return to the Front. Before enlisting he was employed as a weaver at Messrs. C.W. Bailey’s, Spring Mill, and had for nearly four years been connected with the Barnoldswick Cadets, in which he held the rank of colour-sergeant. His elder brother is also in France. Sergt. Young, of the same regiment, wrote in answer to enquiries:– “It is with deepest regret that I inform you of your dear boy’s death on the 7th inst. It will perhaps be a little relief to you to know that he was killed instantly by a shell and suffered no pain. He is greatly missed in the platoon, both by myself and all the boys who knew him.”

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06 July 1917

TURNER – Killed in action June 7th, Pte. Alfred Turner, of the Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Turner, of 58, Red Lion Street, Earby, aged 22.

06 July 1917

EARBY SOLDIER KILLED

Mr. and Mrs. T. Turner, 58, Lion Street, Earby, have received letters from France confirming the death of their son, Pte. Alfred Turner, Yorks Regiment, who was killed in France on the 7th June. He was 22 years of age. Pte. Turner first went to France in February, 1916, and was severely wounded last November. After several months in hospital at York and West Hartlepool he was twice home on short leave before Easter, and met his death by a shell exactly six weeks after his return to the front. Before enlisting he was employed as a weaver at Messrs. C.W. Bailey’s, Spring Mill, and had for nearly four years been connected with the Barnoldswick Cadets, in which he held the rank of Colour-Sergt. His elder brother is also in France. Sergt. Young, of the same regiment, wrote in answer to enquiries:– “It is with deepest regret that I inform you of your dear boy’s death on the 7th inst. It will perhaps be a little relief to you to know that he was killed instantly by a shell, and suffered no pain. He is greatly missed in the platoon, both by myself and all the boys who knew him.”

07 June 1918

TURNER – In loving memory of our dear son, Pte. A. Turner, who was killed in action June 7th, 1917.

One of the many to answer the call,
For those he loved he gave his all;
Somewhere afar in a soldier’s grave
Lies our loved one among the brave.

– From his Parents. 58, Red Lion Street, Earby.

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