Service Number
14th/0199
Rank
Private
Firstname
Wilson
Lastname
Turnbull
Battalion
12th Battalion B Coy East Yorkshire Regiment
Notes

Attested 16 January 1916 14th Reserve Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment at City Hall Hull – Medal Index Card British War Medal and Victory Medal with 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment – Write up Alledged Deserter – Photo 15 December 1916 Hull Daily News – Reported missing 13 November 1916 – Missing Casualty List Hull Daily News 09 January 1917 – East Yorkshire Regiment Posted missing Snapper February 1917 – News required Hull Times 4 January 1919 – Effects to father Thomas – Hedon Roll of Honour as a Derby Man – Commemorated Brass Plaque inside St Augustines Church Hedon – Commemorated East Yorkshire Regiment War Memorial Beverley Minster East Yorkshire – Commemorated Hedon War Memorial – War Diary –

Battle of the Ancre

13 November 1916, 5.45am, Zero time for attack. All objectives were captured in under twenty minutes with few casualties the barrage being excellent. Over 300 prisoners were captured, and sent back, less than 50% reaching our own lines. The 3rd Division having failed on our right, the position was a very difficult one; the trenches too had been so blown about that it was impossible to make them really defensive. The Germans counter-attacked in force twice during the day from the left, but were annihilated by our Lewis Guns. The whole day was spent fighting small parties, bombers and snipers. In the evening as there was a danger of being surrounded it was decided to withdraw, the last party retiring about 8.45pm Our total casualties throughout the day were:

A. Coy Captain Watson wounded
Lieut. Wright wounded
2nd Lieut Morgan wounded & missing
B. Coy Captain Marriott killed
2nd Lieut Estridge killed
Lieut Williams wounded
C. Coy Lieut Frisoni wounded & missing
2nd Lieut Heathcote wounded afterwards died
2nd Lieut Moncrieff wounded afterwards died
Lieut F.W. Burch Lewis Gun Officer wounded
D. Coy Captain Habershon killed
2nd Lieut Faker killed
2nd Lieut Livesey killed
2nd Lieut Elford killed
2nd Lieut Down A. Coy, 2nd Lieut Mitchell D. Coy were the only officers to return unwounded.

Total Officers killed or died of wounds 8
Wounded and missing 2
Wounded 4
Other Ranks Killed 13
Wounded 195
Missing 161
The casualties inflicted on the Germans during the day by the Battalion are estimated at more than a thousand. The German front line attacked was K.23.b.6.0 – K.23. d.8.7. The German second line attacked was K.23.b.9.3 – K.24. c.1.4.

Birthplace
Hedon East Yorkshire
Enlisted
Hull
Residence
Hedon
How Died
Killed in Action
Memorial
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Pier & face C2 Somme France.
Next of Kin
Magdelene Road Hedon - Son of Mr. T. Turnbull, of The Laurels, Hedon, Hull.
Date Died
13-Nov-16