Alexander Gow Turnbull

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 50977
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: King's Liverpool Regiment
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd/8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Bulgium
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 28.10.1917
  • Burial Country: Bulgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 31 to 34 & 162 & 162A & 163A

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 10 Kirk St, Lochee
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  • Mother:

    Margaret Turnbull, 9 Precinct St, Coupar Angus

  • Father:

    James Turnbull, 9 Precinct St, Coupar Angus

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More about Alexander Gow Turnbull

Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He was the brother of Driver Frederick Turnbull, 890996, 23rd Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery, who was killed in action, 02.10.1917, aged just 17.

Alexander Turnbull   50977   King’s Liverpool Regiment

TURNBULL___Killed in action, on 28th October 1917, Alex S. Turnbull, King’s Liverpool Regiment, aged 21, (my beloved friend and pal); also his brother Fred, R.F.A., who died from shell shock on 2nd October, aged 17½–In death they were not divided – Inserted by his pal, W. J. Leith, King’s Liverpool Regt. France.

Dundee People’s Journal 24th November 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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