Private Harry Turner

Private Harry Hollands Turner, ” A ” Coy., 8th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. He died in the 28th General Hospital from wounds suffered during the Salonica Campaign, aged 34, on 9th October 1918. He was the son of the late Henry and Frances Turner of Edgerston and is buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. Before enlisting in December 1915 he had been employed as a tailor’s cutter in Bo’ness, West Lothian. He joined his Battalion at Salonica in October 1916. He had been wounded on 19th September 1918 during the Second Battle of Doiran which cost the British and Greek forces over 7,000 casualties with limited tangible gains and left the Bulgarian defences unbroken. The 8th R.S.F. suffered nearly 50% casualties during the attacks. The photographs show British and their Greek Allies at Salonica.

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