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Private John Turkington

7th/8th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers
Service No: 23358

John Turkington grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Husband of Elizabeth (Lizzie) McGeown of 215s Main St, Coatbridge. Father of 2 young children. In his Will dated 20/07/1916 Johns effects and property were received by his wife Lizzie Turkington. John had 3 cousins who fell, Private Edward Turkington of the 8th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers 20/12/1918, Private William Turkington of the 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry 19/12/1914 and Private James Turkington also of the 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry 20/12/1914. NONE of these men are on the Memorial

Born / Resided

Derryadd, Co. Armagh / 215s Main St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 07/06/1917

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

Tennents Foundry

Age

1890

Buried / Remembered

Ypres ( Menin Gate ) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

From October 1914 to the summer of 1918, Ypres (now Ieper) formed the centre of a salient held by Commonwealth (and for a while French) forces. From April 1915, the town was bombarded and destroyed more completely than any other town of its size on the western front. YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, close to the Menin Gate, was used from October 1914 to May 1915, and once in 1918. The cemetery contains 145 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, grouped in plots among the civil graves.

Additional Information

Also remembered on the St Patricks Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for Johns name on the Menin Gate Memorial.

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  additional photo

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