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Henry Thomas Turvill

2nd Corporal 510100 27th Signals, Royal Engineers
Died 30 September 1918 aged 29
Remembered on Ash War Memorial
Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece
Remembered on the Memorial to the Men of Ash Vale in St Mary’s Church
Remembered on the Memorial Tablet in Holy Trinity Church Aldershot

Henry Turvill was born in 1889 in Stoke in Guildford, the son of Maurice Fred and Jane Mary Turvill.

The 1891 census records that Maurive Turvill was a grocer’s assistant living in Wharf Road, and the 1901 census records that he was a railway signalman, and the family lived in 1 Aston Cottages, Grange Road, Ash. By 1911 the family had moved to 1 Beech Villas, Ash Hill Road, and Henry was a cabinet maker.

Soldiers Died records that he enlisted at Winchester. Henry’s medals card records that he went to France 22 December 1914, and was awarded the 1914/15 Star. Also that he was formerly Hampshire Regiment 2461 and Royal Engineers 3202.

Three-quarters of the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery was filled with victims of the influenza epidemic which raged for 3 months from September 1918.

A form completed for Ash War Memorial committee stated that Henry Turvill served for 12 months in France and for 3 years in Salonika. A list of relatives prepared by the committee gives his name as Harry and the address of his relatives as Hillside Road, Ash Common.

Mr and Mrs Turvill are recorded as living in 1 Beech Villas in the 1918 electoral register.

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