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James Yuill Turnbull
Birth: Dec. 24, 1883
Death: Jul. 1, 1916

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he served as a Sergeant in the 17th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, British Army. During actions at Leipzig Salient, Authuille, France, July 1, 1916, Sergeant Turnbull captured a post of great importance to the enemy, knowing he would be subjected to severe counter-attacks. Although his squad was wiped out and replaced several times during the day, Sergeant Turnbull never wavered in his determination to hold the post. He almost single-handedly maintained his position and later in the day, he was killed while holding off another bombing a counter-attack. For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty, he was posthumously awarded the on November 24, 1916. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Lonsdale Cemetery
Authuille
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France
Plot: IV.G.9.
 
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Record added: Nov 15, 2004
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James Yuill Turnbull
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James Yuill Turnbull
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Jun. 14, 2016
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Jun. 14, 2016

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 Added: Jun. 6, 2015
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