Turner, Harry

Harry Turner, L/Cpl 27731, 18th Bn. Welsh Regiment
Killed in action 24th November 1917 in France

 

EARLY LIFE

Harry Turner was born in Congleton and married Martha Booth at St Peter’s Church, Congleton in 1914.

Husband of Martha Bracegirdle (formerly Turner), of 4 House, 2 Court, Charlotte St., Macclesfield.

 

WW1 SERVICE

Harry enlisted in Congleton.

Harry’s death was officially accepted as having taken place on 24 November 1917 at Bourlon Wood, during the Battle of Cambrai.

 

COMMEMORATION

L/Cpl Harry Turner has no known grave and is commemorated on panel ref. 7 on the Cambrai Memorial, France. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for L/Cpl Harry Turner, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

Locally, L/Cpl Harry Turner is commemorated on the Congleton war memorial.

 

NOTES

 

 

SOURCES

GRO (England & Wales) Index: Marriages
Census (England & Wales): 1901, 1911
CheshireBMD: Marriages
WWI British Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects (Ancestry)
Soldiers Died in the Great War (Find My Past)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website

Macclesfield Times: 23 September 1921 (photo supplement)


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