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William Bradford Turner
Birth: 1892
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1918, France

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War I as a First Lieutenant in the 105th Infantry, 27th Division and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism on September 27, 1918 at Ronssoy, France. His CMOH citation reads "He led a small group of men to the attack, under terrific artillery and machinegun fire, after they had become separated from the rest of the company in the darkness. Single handed he rushed an enemy machinegun which had suddenly opened fire on his group and killed the crew with his pistol. He then pressed forward to another machinegun post 25 yards away and had killed 1 gunner himself by the time the remainder of his detachment arrived and put the gun out of action. With the utmost bravery he continued to lead his men over 3 lines of hostile trenches, cleaning up each one as they advanced, regardless of the fact that he had been wounded 3 times, and killed several of the enemy in hand to hand encounters. After his pistol ammunition was exhausted, this gallant officer seized the rifle of a dead soldier, bayoneted several members of a machinegun crew, and shot the other. Upon reaching the fourth-line trench, which was his objective, 1st Lt. Turner captured it with the 9 men remaining in his group and resisted a hostile counterattack until he was finally surrounded and killed". His Medal was posthumously awarded to him in 1919. (bio by: Soorus) 
 
Burial:
Somme American Cemetery and Memorial
Bony
Departement de l'Aisne
Picardie, France
Plot: B-13-1
 
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Record added: Dec 04, 2003
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