Second LieutenantTURNER, ALEXANDER BULLER

Died 01/10/1915

Aged 22

1st Bn.
Royal Berkshire Regiment

V C

Son of Major and Mrs. Charles Turner, of Thatcham House, Newbury, Berks.

Inscription

LOVE, JOY, PEACE LONG SUFFERING, GENTLENESS GOODNESS, FAITH

Citation

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."

Buried at CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 1702

Cemetery/memorial reference: I. B. 2.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.