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Second Lieutenant ALEXANDER BULLER TURNER

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Berkshire Regiment

1st Bn.

Date of Death

Died 01 October 1915

Age 22 years old

Buried or commemorated at

CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY

I. B. 2.

France

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Son of Major and Mrs. Charles Turner, of Thatcham House, Newbury, Berks.
  • Personal Inscription LOVE, JOY, PEACE LONG SUFFERING, GENTLENESS GOODNESS, FAITH
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from the Third Supplement to the London Gazette of 16th Nov., 1915, No. 29371, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery on 28th Sept., 1915, at "Fosse 8," near Vermelles. When the regimental bombers could make no headway in Slag Alley, Second Lieutenant Turner volunteered to lead a new bombing attack. He pressed down the communication trench practically alone, throwing bombs incessantly with such dash and determination that he drove back the Germans about 150 yards without a check. His action enabled the reserves to advance with very little loss, and subsequently covered the flank of his regiment in its retirement, thus probably averting a loss of some hundreds of men. This most gallant Officer has since died of wounds received in this action."

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