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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Montague Turner

In memory of:

Lieutenant William Montague Turner

April 22, 2006

Gumbad, Afghanistan

Military Service




The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery


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 (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Digital Collection

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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.
  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Lt. Turner.  It was originally displayed at the Kandahar Cenotaph from the date of his passing - and was repatriated to Canada in 2014.  Today, it can be seen at the Afghanistan War Memorial located at National Defence Headquarters in Kanata, On.  

Rod McLeod, Artist

Note: Lt. Turner was a member of the the regiment in which I served from 1963 - 1970
  • 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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