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Sgt Hanson Victor Turner

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Sgt Hanson Victor Turner Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Andover, Test Valley Borough, Hampshire, England
Death
7 Jun 1944 (aged 33)
India
Burial
Imphal, Imphal East District, Manipur, India Add to Map
Plot
6. B. 7.
Memorial ID
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World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Hampshire, Great Britain, he served as a Sergeant in the 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, British Army. During a nighttime attack at Ningthoukong, Burma, on June 7, 1944, Sergeant Turner was forced to reorganize his men and prepare them for a withdrawal. Although the enemy attacked them in force, Sergeant Turner managed to consolidate their positions, but was suffering heavy casualties. Sergeant Turner decided to take the initiative, grabbed some fragmentation grenades and stormed in the direction of the enemy. Five times in a row, he went back to his own lines to pick up more grenades, and, on his sixth return trip, was shot and killed. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on August 15, 1944.
World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Hampshire, Great Britain, he served as a Sergeant in the 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, British Army. During a nighttime attack at Ningthoukong, Burma, on June 7, 1944, Sergeant Turner was forced to reorganize his men and prepare them for a withdrawal. Although the enemy attacked them in force, Sergeant Turner managed to consolidate their positions, but was suffering heavy casualties. Sergeant Turner decided to take the initiative, grabbed some fragmentation grenades and stormed in the direction of the enemy. Five times in a row, he went back to his own lines to pick up more grenades, and, on his sixth return trip, was shot and killed. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on August 15, 1944.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Inscription

4624899 SERJEANT
THE WEST YORKSHIRE REGT.
7TH JUNE 1944 AGE 33
"WELL DONE, GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT"
EVER REMEMBERED



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  • Added: Sep 16, 2005
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11764870/hanson_victor-turner: accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Hanson Victor Turner (17 Jul 1910–7 Jun 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11764870, citing Imphal War Cemetery, Imphal, Imphal East District, Manipur, India; Maintained by Find a Grave.