Harry Turner

South Wales Borderers

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Unit/Regiment South Wales Borderers
Battalion 5th
Rank Private
Service Number 14647
Theatre of War first served in
Date of entry therein
Age at Death
Date of Death 31/07/1916
Burial/Memorial Contalmaison Chateau Cemetery, France
CWGC Family Details
Born Wolverhampton, Staffs
Enlisted Newport, Mon
How Died Died of wounds
Theatre of War Western European Theatre
Medal Entitlement British War Medal
Victory Medal

Harry Turner's Story

South Wales Borderers cap badge


We have very little information about Harry Turner we cannot find him listed on any census record.

We know from his military records that he was married to Sarah and that he was born in Wolverhampton. We know that he was working for the Orb works prior to the war and that he joined up sometime between August – December 1914 because he appeared in the Lysaght Roll of Honour that was published in December 1914.


Harry Served with the 5th battalion South Wales Borderers, he saw action sometime after December 1915. Harry died of wounds sustained while fighting around the village of Contalmaison as part of the Somme offensive. He is buried in Contalmaison Chateau Cemetery.

Harry left his War Gratuity and back pay to Sarah and his children, they received £8 10-/-