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Private Arthur Turner


Harrogate Herald - 31st October 1917

W H Breare letter

With Williams was Private A Turner, son of Mr A Turner, whitesmith, of Cheltenham Road, Harrogate. The father is now acting as caretaker at Wesley Chapel. Turner, who expects to go across shortly, has already lost two brothers - Sergeant Turner and Albert Turner.


Harrogate Herald - 28th November 1917

Roll of Honour

Private Arthur Turner (WY), youngest son of William Turner, who was formerly employed at the Victoria Baths and now caretaker at Wesley Chapel, was wounded in the right foot on November 20th, and is now in a London hospital. He joined the Army four months ago, and had only been in France a fortnight. Mr Turner's second and third sons, Sergeant Albert Turner and Private Herbert Turner, were both killed last year, the former in May and the latter in September. Driver Fred Turner, the eldest son, who is with the MT in London, has been 12 weeks in hospital, where he underwent an operation, but has now got back to his depot for light duty. He enlisted on February 6th last.


A Turner writes : 

Excuse few lines, but I thought I would let you know how I am going on. You know I came into see you when on my draft leave about a month ago, with E Williams. Since then I have been out to France and got wounded in the right foot during the successful attack on Cambrai, so it didn't take old Fritz long to put me one over. I think if I had been on the other side I should have given myself up altogether. Our barrage must have sent him mad when it opened out. I am going to ask a favour of you if it is not asking too much. I know it is a lot, and it is : Do you think you could get me transferred to a Harrogate hospital? I met quite a lot of the old town boys out there. They were mostly of the -- West Yorks. I happened to be in the --. They were all in the best of health and spirits; and were eager enough to go over the top, as trench life was getting a trifle tedious. It is a lovely day down here, the sun is shining through the windows. It looks more like a grand summer's day.


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