Ernest Turney

Name

Ernest Turney
23/03/1894

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

11/07/1916
22

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
14454
Bedfordshire Regiment
D Coy. 2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 2 C.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

The Church of St Mary the Virgin Memorial, Albury

Pre War

Born 23rd March 1894 in Aldbury, son of Joseph & Sarah Ann Turney. He was baptised 13th May 1894.

The 1901 census recorded Ernest living in Malting Lane,Aldbury with parents. In 1911, at the age of 17, he was a farm labourer living with his parents in Trooper Lane, Aldbury.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hertford.

Part of 21st Brigade,7th Division until December 1915 when transferred to 30th Division and 89th Brigade.

Battalion was in reserve on first day of the Somme (1/7/16). Battalion war diary for 11th July 1916 states the D Coy was under the command of Capt RO Wynne and attacked Trones Wood. C & D Coy's dug in on the South West edge of the wood after heavy fighting. Counter attacks and  heavy fighting continued all day, until relieved by the 7th Bn The Royal West Kent Regiment at about 1am on 12th July. Casualties were 5 officers and 230 other ranks. 


Acknowledgments

Jo Bayley
Jonty Wild