James Turner

Name

James Turner

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

18/05/1915
30

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
4/6950
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Panel 10 and 11
France

UK Memorials

Holy Trinity Church Memorial, Weston
Letchworth Town Memorial
Not on the Stevenage memorials

Pre War

Born in Weston in 1886 to William and Lydia Turner. Baptised in Weston on 7 November 1886. 1911 Census: living with parents at Hitchin Road, Weston, Nr Stevenage, Herts and working as a Cowman on a Farm.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Hertford. Killed in action during operations in the front line trenches at Le Epinette.

Additional Information

James was in the same battalion as James Wallis (also named on the memorial), who was wounded on the 16th and died 18th May. James' brother Charles served in the Hertfordshire Regiment, survived the war and returned to the village. He died in 1944. Pay ow

Acknowledgments

Dan Hill, Janet Capstick, Peter Handy, Brenda Palmer, Jonty Wild