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VC1271    Hanson Victor Turner

Name   Hanson Victor Turner    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1271   Awards   VC    

Regiment   West Yorkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later    Prince of Wales Regiment

Now   1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won    Acting Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Acting Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Andover, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   Ningthoutong Kha Khunog, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Imphal War Cemetery, Manipur State, North East India, India

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot VI, Row B, Grave 7

Gazetted    17 August 1944

VC Presented   No presentation

Memorials

P  Headstone, Imphal War Cemetery, Manipur State, North East India, India

Named in Roll of Honour Book, York Minster, Yorkshire

P  Named on War Memorial, St Stephens Churchyard, Copley, Halifax, West Yorkshire

P  Named on Boys Brigade Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Memorial Plaque, Town Hall, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Turner Avenue, Ovenden, Halifax, West Yorkshire


By The Way…

The nickname for the West Yorkshire Regiment was The Old And Bold


VC Held By

Duke of Wellington's Regiment, Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Halifax, Yorkshire, England

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BORN    17 July 1910

DIED  7 June 1944   AGE    33

VC Won   6-7 June 1944   AGE   33

Place VC Won   Ningthoutong Kha Khunog, India

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War