Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Montague Turner

In memory of
William Montague Turner
April 22, 2006
Gumbad, Afghanistan

Military Service:

Loyal Edmonton Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)

Additional Information:

Lieutenant Turner leaves behind a sister in Edmonton, Alberta. He was a former teacher and postal worker. He was an avid bike racer and belonged to an Edmonton group of road-racing cyclists. At his visitation, colleagues that served with him in the 11th Field Regiment Reserve Unit in Guelph, said "he was just a good human being and a great friend. He always had time for the junior rank members". His funeral was held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch in Erin, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 221 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

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  • Photo of William Turner – Gumbad platoon house is located in the Shah Wali Kot region, Afghanistan. Canadian soldiers provide security and conduct patrols of the surrounding area.
  • Photo of William Turner – Lieutenant William Turner of Land Force Western Area Headquarters, Edmonton, Alberta was killed when the armoured G-Wagon he was riding in was struck by a roadside bomb near the Gumbad platoon house at about 7:30 a.m. Kandahar time, April 22, 2006.

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