TURNBULL, William Andrew

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Rank: Second Lieutenant

Year of death: 1916

Date of birth:

Date of death: 17/7/1916

Place of death: Killed in action

Service number:

Regiment: 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regimant

Medals:

Cemetery location: Section J

Where remembered?:
Buried in La Laiterie Cemetery and remembered on Scarborough Cricket Club Memorial and on the Scouts National Roll of Honour

Biographical Information

William was the son of Henry and Fanny Turnbull, who followed his father into the legal profession and was a solicitor. The family home was 13 Grosvenor Road, Scarborough. When war broke out he joined the 5th Yorks as a private but was later granted a commission. He was wounded, and in June 1915 the Scarborough Pictorial printed an interesting account of his experiences, naming other Scarborough men and a Scarborough doctor, Dr Libbey, who treated him.

Lieutenant Turnbull had been a Scout Master with the 4th Scarborough Troop (Holy Trinity) and had organised numerous camps. He was formerly honorary secretary to The RSPCA and was described as being a churchman of fine Christian character.

He was killed by shell fire on 17/7/1916 aged 37.

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