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turnerAlbert Turner was born in Wolverhampton in 1888, the son of Henry and Emma Turner. In 1901 they were living at 2 Eagle Street, together with Albert’s brothers John and William and sisters Clara, Florence and Sarah. He attended St George’s School. At some point, Albert got married and he moved with his wife to 33 Pountney Street.

As soon as war was declared, Albert enlisted with the 56th Field Ambulance of the Royal Army Medical Corps (number 10139), and remained at the front, only having one period of leave. While collecting wounded on the battlefield, he himself was hit by a shell on 14 July 1916, and his death was instantaneous. He was featured in the Midland Counties Express on 10 March 1917, and is buried at the Serre Road Cemetery No 2.

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