Sunday 21 October 2012

Private Albert Edward Turner

Born on 10 April 1892 in Weston, Herts, England – son of William Turner, Weston, Herts, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as sectionman; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 June 1915 (number 410909) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – died on 1 September 1916 of wounds received that day – buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (grave II.F.198), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register,

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