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Surname: TURNER

Forename(s): Thomas

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 40278

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 5th Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-10-04

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IXA. D. 18.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

Thomas Turner was the adopted son of Isaac James and Mary Lawrence, née Bristo. Isaac and Mary were married at Gill Church, Barnoldswick on the 5 October 1880. Note: Possibly, Tom Turner (born, Barnoldswick, 11 August 1894), son of Slater and Elizabeth Ann Turner, née Slater.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 4, Hartley Street - T.... Turner, aged 6 years, born Barnoldswick, adopted by Isaac Lawrance [sic] and Mary Damaine [sic]. [The age of the adopted child is listed under females.]

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 6, Hartley Street - Thomas Turner, aged 16 years, born Barnoldswick. [Thomas is described as lodging with Isaac and Mary Lawrence.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas Turner, 40278, K. O. Sco. Bord.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Thomas Turner, 40278, 7/8 K.O.S.B.; 2nd K.O.S.B.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Thomas Turner, 40278, 2nd Btn K.O.S.Bs. Date and Place of Death: Officially accepted as on 4.10.17. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Sole Legatee: Mary Lawrence. £7 12s. 6d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Thomas. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Mrs Mary Lawrence. Address: 6, Hartley Street, Barnoldswick. Relationship: Foster mother. Claimant died, 2.6.22. Particulars of Claimant(s): Mrs Slate [sic] Turner. Address: 57, Wellington Street, Barnoldswick.

Thomas was killed in action during the Battles of Ypres, 1917, 31 July-10 November, at the Battle of Broodseinde, 4 October.

Thomas is commemorated in the Rolls of Honour at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh.

A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘Barnoldswick – A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 5th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 5th Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: TURNER

Forename(s): Thomas

Born: Barnoldswick, Yorks

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorks

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 40278

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers

Battalion: 2nd Battalion


Died Date: 04/10/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 3833, R.S.F.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: TURNER

Forename(s): T

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 40278

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers

Unit: 2nd Bn.



Died Date: 04/10/1917

Additional Information:




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24 November 1916


Pte. Thos. Turner, K.O.S.B., who was wounded some weeks ago in three places by shrapnel, is now making satisfactory progress at Orpington Hospital, Kent. His home is at 6, Hartley Street, Barnoldswick.

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