Rifleman Wilfred Turner

07 Jun 1944

Wilfred Turner was the son of Charles and Annie Turner; husband of Lorna Victoria Turner, of Catford, London, he enlisted in the Royal Irish Fusiliers and volunteered for airborne forces.

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

Rfn Turner was killed in action on 7 June 1944, aged 31, and was given a field burial in St Honorine de Chardonnerette, and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 31 August 1945.

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By Rod Gibson


Photo provided by Patricia Sibley (Niece) and Alan Wells (Great nephew)

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