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 Alexander Buller Turner

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Alexander Buller Turner

  • Birth 22 May 1893
  • Death 1 Oct 1915
  • Burial Chocques, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
  • Plot I.B.2.
  • Memorial ID 9742379

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Reading, Berkshire, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, British Army. On September 28, 1915, in actions near Vermelles, France, 2nd Lieutenant Turner volunteered to lead a new bombing attack. He made his way down the communication trench practically alone, throwing bombs which drove off the Germans about 150 yards within his own support lines. Even though he was shot, his personal effort enabled the reserves to advance with very little loss and subsequently covered the flank of his regiment averting the loss of hundreds of men. 2nd Lieutenant Turner died three days later from his wounds. For most prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. His brother was Lieutenant Colonel Victor Turner was also a Victoria Cross recipient in World War II.

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  • Added: 2 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9742379
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Buller Turner (22 May 1893–1 Oct 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9742379, citing Chocques Military Cemetery, Chocques, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .