Sunday, 2 December 2018

Percy Gordon Turner, CWGC Beechwood

Private Percy Gordon Turner (402201) of the 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment) was born on 2 August 1891 in East Grinsted, son of Edward Thomas and Minnie (nee Earl) Turner. He is found as a cabinet maker in the 1911 census living with his father and step-mother in South Ealing, Middlesex.

He emigrated to Canada in April 1914 arriving in Halifax on the Tutonic having already secured a job in Hespeler, Ontario.

Enlisting in January 1915 he suffered a gun shot wound to the left arm at Ypres in June 1916 which resulted in paralysis below the wound. Hospitalized in England he was returned to Canada in January 1917.

Death was at St Luke's Hospital in Ottawa of meningitis on an unseasonably cold 2 December 1918.



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