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Sir Richard Ernest William Turner

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Sir Richard Ernest William Turner

  • Birth 25 Jul 1871 Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Death 19 May 1961 Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Burial Sillery, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Memorial ID 7333726

Boer War British Victorian Cross Medal Recipient. Born in Quebec City, he served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Dragoons. During the Battle of Leliefontaine at the Komati River, South Africa, on November 7, 1900, his position was attacked by enemy Boers. The enemy threatened to capture his guns, Lieutenant Turner although twice previously wounded, dismounted and deployed his men at close quarters and drove off the Boers, saving the gun positions. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victorian Cross Medal Recipient in April 1901. He also served in World War and ultimately achieved the rank of Sir Richard Lieutenant General, receiving the Legion d' Honneur and Croix de Guerre avec Palme from the French Government.

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  • Added: 6 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7333726
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Richard Ernest William Turner (25 Jul 1871–19 May 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7333726, citing Mount Hermon Cemetery, Sillery, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .