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VC723   James Youll Turnbull

BORN   24 December 1883

DIED   1 July 1916   AGE   32

VC Won   1 July 1916   AGE   32

Place VC Won   Authuille, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   James Youll Turnbull   No.   15888   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   723   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Highland Light Infantry, 17th Battalion

Later   Royal Highland Fusiliers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment Of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   49 Park Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Near Leipzig Salient, Authuille, Somme, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Lonsdale Cemetery, Aveluy, 4 miles north of Albert, Somme, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 4, Row G, Grave 9

Gazetted   25 November 1916

VC Presented   2 May 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his father, James


P  Headstone, Lonsdale Cemetery, Aveluy, 4 miles north of Albert, Somme, France

Named On War Memorial, Oban, Highlands, Scotland

By The Way…

Gazetted as James Young Turnbull

VC Held By

Not Known



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