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Sir Richard Ernest William Turner
Birth: Jul. 25, 1871
Death: May 19, 1961

Boer War British Victorian Cross Medal Recipient. Born in Quebec City, he served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Dragoons. During the Battle of Leliefontaine at the Komati River, South Africa, on November 7, 1900, his position was attacked by enemy Boers. The enemy threatened to capture his guns, Lieutenant Turner although twice previously wounded, dismounted and deployed his men at close quarters and drove off the Boers, saving the gun positions. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victorian Cross Medal Recipient in April 1901. He also served in World War and ultimately achieved the rank of Sir Richard Lieutenant General, receiving the Legion d' Honneur and Croix de Guerre avec Palme from the French Government. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Harriet Augusta Goodday Turner (1874 - 1958)*
 
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Burial:
Mount Hermon Cemetery
Sillery
Capitale-Nationale Region
Quebec, Canada
 
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Record added: Apr 06, 2003
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Sir Richard Ernest William Turner
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Sir Richard Ernest William Turner
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Sir Richard Ernest William Turner
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