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Corp Alva Turbett
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Birth: Nov. 10, 1910
Hanna City
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1941, Philippines

Awards: Purple Heart

First Selectee of Peoria Area to Be Victim

Corp. Alva Turbett, 31, better known to friends here as Orville Turbett, is believed to be the first Peoria selectee to be killed in action in the war in the Pacific. Word of his death Dec 14 in the Philippines was received Wednesday by his brother L.D. Turbett, 500 West Richwoods boulevard.
Permitted to leave the service because he was over 28 years of age, he re-enlisted and was sent to Fort Stotsenburg on Luzon. Drafted here last March 10, he had since been promoted to a corporalship in the coast artillery. Before leaving here, we was employed in the experimental department at Caterpillar Tractor company.
Corp. Turbett was born Nov 10, 1910 at Hanna City, son of the late James and Ada Turbett. He was graduated from Washington grade school here and from Peoria high school. Unmarried, he lived with his brother L.D. Turbett.
Also surviving are two brothers, Milo Turbett of Creve Coeur and Walter Turbett of Pekin, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Hurtley of Indianapolis.

Family links: 
  James B Turbett (1880 - 1927)
  Edith G Clemmer Turbett (1879 - 1926)
  Milo B Turbett (1904 - 1973)*
  LeRoy D. Turbett (1907 - 1991)*
  Walter K Turbett (1908 - 1970)*
  Alva Turbett (1910 - 1941)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Entered the service from Illinois.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: Linda T
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56771794
Corp Alva Turbett
Added by: Linda T
Corp Alva Turbett
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NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Peoria County, Illinois...Killed In Action...200th Coast Artillery Regiment...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: May. 12, 2016

- Linda T
 Added: Sep. 7, 2014
Thank you for your service.
- Roanna Dolan Griffin
 Added: Jan. 4, 2014
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