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He was the son of John and Ellen Turton, 25 Ladysmith Street, Colwick Road, Nottingham. He was a native of Sneinton, Nottingham (CWGC).
31 Aug 1915
23
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Private
8th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Private Albert Turton enlisted in Nottingham and served with 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, he landed in France on 29th July 1915. He was killed in a grenade training accident on 31st August 1915. He was buried n Mondicourt Communal Cemetery. He was killed alongside Pte Tomas Horobin and Pte. John Newton, also of 8th battalion Leicestershire Regiment also buried in Mondicourt Communal Cemetery. The accident took place at Mondicourt when one man, who was being shown how to use a British No. 1 Mk. III grenade dropped it. Horobin, Newton and Turton, as well as three others were killed outright.He is buried in Mondicourt Communal Cemtery (north-west corner)
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged), 5 September 1915: 'Turton. Killed in action August 31st, Lance Corporal (sic) Albert Turton, 8th Leicestershires, son of John and Ellen Turton, 25 Ladysmith Street, Nottingjam. aged 23.' In memoriam published 31st August 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “TURTON. – In loving memory of Lance-Corporal A. Turton, accidentally killed August 31st, 1914 [sic]. The sun shines on an unknown grave of one we loved but could not save. – Dad, mam, Fred (Salonika), Ernest (France). “TURTON. – In loving memory of Lance-Corporal A. Turton, accidentally killed August 31st, 1914 [sic]. Greater love hath no man than this, that he gave his life for his friends. – Ethel, Chris, Lizzie, Ernest (U.S.A.), Alice (Iowa). “TURTON. – In loving memory of Lance-Corpl. Albert Turton, 8th Leicesters, 25, Ladysmith-street, accidentally killed in action August 31st, 1915. God be with him till we meet again. – Lizzie.”
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