Service Number
50624
Rank
Private
Firstname
James W
Lastname
Turner
Awards
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Battalion
1st Battalion. East Yorkshire Regiment
Notes

Formerly Northumberland Fusiliers 38871 , Medal Index Card British War Medal & Victory Medal , Distinguished Conduct Medal London Gazette 16 January 1919. On August 22nd 1918, near Beaucourt,sur ,Ancre, this man as stretcher,bearer time and again went forward into “No Man ‘s Land” to bring in wounded men under a withering machine,gun and shell fire. Though advised by his company commander not to endanger his life by such rashness, he still persisted in bringing in unaided several more wounded belonging to another unit. Again, on the 26th August, near Ligny Thilloy, he greatly distinguished himself in bringing in wounded under an intense fire, thereby setting a wonderful and inspiring example to his comrades. By his extreme devotion to duty he was instrumental in saving the lives of several men. , Granted Distinguished Conduct Medal War Diary 16 October 1918