Rifleman Henry G Turrell

13 Jun 1944

Henry George Turrell was the son of Henry and Alice Florence Turrell, of Walthamstow, Essex, he enlisted in the Royal Ulster Rifles and volunteered for airborne forces.

Rifleman Turrell successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Rfn Turrell was killed in action on 13 June 1944, aged 21, and was given a field burial near Longueval, and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 12 June 1945.

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