[Skip to content]

Person Details
John was born at Nottingham in 1896. He was the son of William and Alice Turner of 84 Wilfred Cottages, St Albans Road, Arnold, Nottingham, In the 1911 Census the family are living at 84 Wilfred Cottages, St Albans Road, Arnold, he is 15 yrs of age and a pony driver (underground at colliery ) and is single.
He was employed as a pony driver (underground at colliery)
12 Oct 1916
817426 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
2nd Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
He enlisted into the Army joining the North Staffordshire Regiment with regimental number 24840. At some time later, most probably after having been wounded and being sent to the Bull Ring at Etaples, he was posted into the Lancashire Fusiliers. He was in action during the battle of the Somme. It was during the continuance of the offensive in the Albert/Thiepval area that John was killed in action when aged 20 years.
He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Remembered on