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Private Sydney Turner

Briar Ellsworth-Hewson's Fallen Soldier

Private Sydney Turner

The soldier I recieved, was Private Sydney Turner. He served in the Canadian army with the Algonquin Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps, his service number B.54923. He is the son of Arthur and Mabel Edith Turner from Kirkland Lake, Ontario.

Private Sydney Turner died in the line of service, not on D-Day, but in a later stage of the D-Day campaign on July 29, 1944 at 23 years old. He now rests in BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, REVIERS. VII. A. 6. (7.A.6.). with the inscription. AND THE KING OF KINGS HAS SPOKEN: THOU FAITHFUL ONE, WELL DONE, on his headstone.

The 2,028 Canadian Soldiers who passed during the Normandy landings & the earlier stages of the D-Day campaign are buried alongside him in Beny-sur-Mer. Those who passed in the final stages of the D-Day campaign, are buried at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. Private Sydney Turner is commemorated on Page 466 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance, line 29 of the left side.

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