1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

William Turnbull

Contributed by: David K Turnbull, on 2008-11-12

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First Name William
Surname Turnbull
Year of Birth 1870
Year of Death 1916
Regiment Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence South Shields, Tyne and Wear

William's Story

My great grandfather was given 5 days leave for saving the lives of 2 soldiers. It was not until he got back to his own lines that he found out that one of the soldiers he saved was his own son – Lance Corporal RHP Turnbull.

Sadly, his son died from the wounds he received.

Whilst on leave in October 1916, my great grandfather was hit by a tram, had his skull fractured, and died.

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