Trooper George Turnbull

Trooper George Turnbull, 2nd Dragoons, Royal Scots Greys. He died from wounds in France, aged 28, on the 8th April 1918 during the German Spring offensives. He had been born in Jedburgh and was the son of the late Andrew Turnbull and Catherine Turnbull of 13 Exchange Street, Jedburgh.  He had been employed as a butcher in Jedburgh before enlisting and joining his Unit in France in October 1915. He was fatally wounded during a counter attack near Hourges on the 1st April and died in Hospital in Rouen. At this time his Battalion was fighting as dismounted infantry.  He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. The photos show troops in rather scratch defensive positions during the offensives.

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