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British Royal Marine Casualty Group of 3 – Item 93391

Royal Marines Light Infantry / Royal Marine Brigade Great War Casualty Medal Group of Three, consisting of Queens South Africa medal without clasps “H. TURNER. PTE R.M.L.I H.M.S. MONARCH”, 1914 Star “PLY. 8437. PTE. H. TURNER, R.M. BRIGADE” and George V Royal Navy Long Service Good Conduct medal “PLY. 8437 HENRY TURNER. PRIVATE. R.M.L.I”. Medals remain in good condition.

Henry Turner was born in London, 14th January 1879. In 1897 he joined the Plymouth division of the Royal Marines Light Infantry. During the Boer War he served with HMS Monarch, receiving the Queens South Africa medal without clasp. On 28th July 1912 he was granted the Long Service Good Conduct medal. He served with the Royal Marine Brigade at Dunkirk and the defence of Antwerp in 1914. In 1915 he moved to the Mediterranean force for the Gallipoli campaign and then back to the Western Front in 1916. He was killed in action on 13th November 1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial. His mother claimed his 1914 star in 1919 but it appears the British War and Victory medals were not claimed.

Price: £485

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