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George Simpson Turner

In memory of:

Lance Sergeant George Simpson Turner

March 12, 1916

Arras, France

Military Service


Service Number:

74076

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

Division:

28th Bn.

Citation(s):

Distinguished Conduct Medal, London Gazette 29508 dated 15 March 1916. "Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicious gallantry and determination. Prior to a night attack on the enemy's trenches, he crawled out with a corporal and in 4 1/2 hours cut a passage through the enemy's wire just under a machine gun. He then joined in the assault, was one of the first to enter the enemy's trenches and displayed great courage". 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Additional Information


Born:

June 10, 1892
Edinburgh, Scotland

Enlistment:

October 27, 1915
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Brother of A. T. Turner, of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 175 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ARRAS ROAD CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. P. 15.

Location:

Roclincourt is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, a little east of the road from Arras to Lens and Lille. The cemetery is on the west side of the main N17 road from Arras to Lens, about 6 kilometres north of Arras, and north of the village of Roclincourt. The cemetery was enlarged in 1926-29 by the concentration of 993 graves from a wide area mainly North and East of Arras. There are now over 1,000 First World war casualties commemorated in this site which covers an area of 4,084 square metres. It is enclosed on three sides by a stone rubble wall, and against the road by a retaining wall. Old dug-outs exist under the North-East corner and on the South-West boundary.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Source:  The Globe Toronto Monday March 20 1916
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Arras Road Cemetery located outside Roclincourt, about 5 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Arras Road Cemetery– The Arras Road Cemetery, located at Roclincourt, about 5 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial in France. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Photo of George Turner– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of George Turner– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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