Turner N P J Lt 1st South Wales Borderers

Turner N P J Lt South Wales Borderers

Source : The Sphere 14th Aug 1915

Turner N P J Lt 1st South Wales Borderers

TURNER, NOEL PRICE JAMES, Lieut. 3rd (Reserve), att. 1st, Battn. South Wales Borderers, elder s. of the late Rev. John James Turner of Pentreheylin, Llandysilio, Montgomeryshire, by his wife, Harriett Augusta, dau. of Richard Price Harrison; b. Richmond, co. Surrey, 7 Dec. 1878; educ. Charterhouse and Keble College, Oxford; served in South African War as a trooper in the Montgomeryshire Imperial Yeomanry (Queen’s medal with four clasps); and on the outbreak of the European War enlisted in the 3rd South Wales Borderers, 19 Aug. 1914, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. to that battn. (Special Reserve of Officers) 4 Sept. following. He left for France, 19 Dec., and was attd. to the 2nd Welsh, with whom he served until March 1915, when he was attd. to the 1st Battn. of his own regt. He died in hospital at Bethune, 9 May following, of wounds received in action near that place on 9 May. Buried in Bethune Cemetery. He was mentioned in F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French’s Despatches of 31 May, 1915 [London Gazette, 22 June, 1915],¬† for distinguished conduct while attd. to the 2nd Welsh. Lieut. Turner was a prominent public man in Montgomeryshire ; a former member of the Montgomeryshire¬†County Council; High Sheriff, 1909; and the owner of the Pentreheylin Estate. He resided at Sylfaen Hall, Welshpool. He m. at Guilsfield, near Welshpool, 25 Sept. 1902, Minnie, 2nd dau. of the late Edward Beck, of South Gippsland, Australia, and had two sons: John James, b. 5 Sept. 1907; and Richard Price, b. 16 Dec. 1908. A nephew of his, 2nd Lieut. Alan Langlands, of the 3rd South Wales Borderers, and also serving with the 1st Battn., was killed in action the same day.

Source : De Ruvigny’s Roll Of Honour Vol 1

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