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Private J. Turner South Staffs Regiment


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I wonder if anyone has any information on this man:

Private J.Turner of the 1/5 South Staffordshire Regiment .

Serial No. 7671

Buried at Short Heath (Holy Trinity) Churchyard Extension

Died 27/10/15

I would be grateful for anything further you have on him.



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His medal card shows he went to France 5/3/1915.


Name: John Turner

Birth Place: Walsall, Staffs

Residence: New Invention, Staffs

Death Date: 27 Oct 1915

Death Location: Home

Enlistment Location: Bloxwich,Staffs

Rank: Private

Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment

Battalion: 1/5th Battalion (Territorial Force)

Number: 7671

Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: Home

The nearest service number I can date is 7669 Raymond Hickin, enlisted 11/08/1906.

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Some info on 1/5 South Staffs

1/5th Battalion

August 1914 : in Walsall. Part of Staffordshire Brigade in North Midland Division. Moved to Luton area and in November 1914 went on to Bishops Stortford.

Landed at Le Havre 3 March 1915.

12 May 1915 : formation became the 137th Brigade, 46th (North Midland) Division.

January 1916 : moved to Egypt, returning to France next month.

And details on the 46th (Norht Midland) Division


IT looks like he might have been wounded in the attack on Hohenzollern Redoubt

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