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Finding my Uncle Peter Turnbull #1062366
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This is actually a request for anybody who may have information about the East Lancashire Regiment, 5th Battalion, who fought in Northern France not long after D Day. My parents never spoke about the war, so I did not know I had an uncle who died in WW2. His name was Private Peter Turnbull his service number was 3783320 and he died on 30/07/1944 at 20 years of age. I don't how or why he died. I know where he is buried. So more information would very helpful.

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Re: Finding my Uncle Peter Turnbull [Re: dingle] #1062372
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You could apply to the National Archives for his service records (Google) site is having problems when I tried.

You may only get, KIA, the chance you take I'm afraid.

Possibly killed at Caen,

http://www.lancashireinfantrymuseum.org.uk/world-war-ii-1/


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Re: Finding my Uncle Peter Turnbull [Re: dingle] #1062373
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"On 16th July (‘Black Sunday’) the 5th East Lancashires suffered some two hundred casualties in an attack at Fontenay-le-Pesnil. On 29th July the same Battalion made another costly attack, though this time with more success"

This ties in with his burial place (FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, TESSEL)


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Re: Finding my Uncle Peter Turnbull [Re: dingle] #1062384
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I found the following info on Ancestry.co.uk - I hope it helps! smile

Father: James Turnbull
Mother: Catherine Welsh
Birth: Birkenhead Cheshire England
Death: 30/07/1944
Residence: 1941 Birkenhead Cheshire England

Name: Peter Turnbull
Given Initials: P
Rank: Private
Death Date: 30 Jul 1944
Number: 3783320
Birth Place: Birkenhead
Residence: Birkenhead
Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
Regiment at Death: East Lancashire Regiment
Branch at Death: Infantry

Name: Pvt Peter Turnbull
Maiden Name:
Death Date: 30 Jul 1944
Cemetery: Fontenay-le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel
Burial or Cremation Place: Fontenay-le-Pesnel, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France

A photo of his headstone is here - CLICK LINK.

Re: Finding my Uncle Peter Turnbull [Re: bert1] #1062385
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Thanks Bert, much appreciated.

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Thank you every one for there assistance.

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There are some very helpful people on the WW2 Talk website who may be able to find you more information.

The address is ...


http://ww2talk.com

Re: Finding my Uncle Peter Turnbull [Re: yoller] #1062397
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Thanks Yoller, good site.

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Don't know very much about my uncle Peter either.My dad said he was a practical joker.

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Thanks everybody for all there help it has been fantastic. Also to Pete22 who is my cousin.

Re: Finding my Uncle Peter Turnbull [Re: Gold_Moon] #1062976
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Many thanks Gold_Moon, good information.

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Hi Pete22. I sent you a PM, get your son to help you with that.

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Hi Pete22 are you still around? Send me a PM.


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