Lance Corporal Cecil Turnbull

Lance Corporal Cecil A. Turnbull, 7th/8th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 9th April 1917, aged 20, on the first day of the Battle of Arras. He was the son of William and Jessie Turnbull of Harestanes, Ancrum and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France. He fell in the successful advance over the Feuchy Redoubt towards the Village of Monchy. 5 Officers and 120 Other Ranks were casualties with 1 Officer and 30 Other Ranks being killed. The illustration is an artist’s impression of the fierce fighting that took place in the Monchy area.

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