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Gunner William Thomas Turner (246771)

'B' Battery, 84 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Capbadge of the Royal Artillery

Malvern Commemoration: St James Welland

Burial/Commemoration: Highland Cemetery Le Cateau

Nature of Death: Killed in action France or Flanders 22/10/1918

Age: 22

Next of Kin: Son of William and Eliza Turner of Lake Cottages, Welland.

Education: Welland School

Previous Employment: For Elijah Smith at Little Brookend Farm

William Thomas Turner was born in Welland on 22nd November 1895, the son of William and Eliza Turner of Lake Cottages, Welland. He started Welland school on 29th January 1900 and when he left he went to work for Elijah Smith at Little Brookend Farm, Welland . Nora Roberts (nee Smith), now deceased remembered him as a cheerful young lad, who used to push her on her swing when she was a little girl. He was in “B” Battery, 84 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery [1], when he was killed in action on 22nd October 1918.

Welland Parish Website 2006


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