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Archie Turner

In memory of:

Private Archie Turner

May 12, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

53745

Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Citation(s):

1914-15 Star

Additional Information


Born:

April 20, 1884
Fording Bridge, Hampshire, England

Enlistment:

October 28, 1914
St. Thomas, Ontario

Son of Arthur and Susan Turner, of Fording Bridge, Hampshire, England.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XII. A. 6.

Location:

Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3 is located 4 kilometres south-west of Ieper town centre on the Ruusschaartstraat, a road leading from the Kemmelseweg (Connecting Ieper to Kemmel N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg (made prominent by a railway level crossing). Turn right onto the Kemmelseweg and follow this road to the first crossroads, turn left here into Ruusschaartstraat. The Cemetery is located 1 kilometre after this junction on the left hand side of the road just before Voormezeele Dorp.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Family Memorial– This grave marker is hard to read.  But, it says: 

Archie Turner Killed In Action in France May 12, 1916.  

Please note that this is a grave marker not a tomb; Archie is buried in Belgium/France.  This grave marker can be found in the St. Thomas Cemetery.  It is inscribed on the opposite side of the same headstone for Arthur Turner (his Father).  

When you go into the cemetery, turn left on the first lane (South) and continue on this lane until the loop (which brings you back).  Stop at the top of the loop.  The grave site is in the South East Corner (area) of the grave yard.  (2015 there is a Tim Hortons Coffee Shop on the other side of the fence which is Elm Street & Wilson Ave).  

Street Address: 67 West Avenue, St. Thomas, ON, Canada
  • Newspaper Clipping– This image is of three newspaper clippings that were photo-copied in the late 1990s or early 2000s.  The newspaper clippings are from the St. Thomas Times Journal; the photo is not that clear, but looks like it was copied from the photo-graph published on here courtesy of the 1st Hussars Museum in London, ON, Canada.
  • Other– Image from memorial book for South-Western Ontario soldiers.
Contributed by E.Edwards
  • Photo of Archie Turner– Enlisted in the 18th Battalion in 1914.
  • Gravemarker

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