Lt William Alderson Turley mobilized with 1st Bn 48th Highlanders and KIA with 4 PLDG Dec 43

Lieut WA Turley (4 PLDG)

Private William Anderson Turley volunteered for service with 1st Battalion 48th Highlanders (CASF) and sailed with the Battalion to UK on the Reina del Pacifico in December 1939. While in UK he was transferred to 4 PLDG and eventually promoted to sergeant. He was selected for officer training and attended RMA Sandhurst. Graduating at the top of his platoon he was awarded the Honour Belt by the reviewing officer Lord Louis Mountbatten. He returned to 4 PLDG and went to Italy with them. He was killed on 6 Oct 43 near Benvento when his troop was ambushed. He and seven of his troopers died in the action.

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Unit
48th First Bn (WW 2)
Service number
B73328
Date of attestation
13-Sep-39
Fate
Killed in action
Date of death
6-Oct-43
Cemetery or memorial name
Casino Memorial
Grave or panel reference
Panel 13
Cemetery or memorial country
Italy
Where killed or wounded
Benvento Italy
Age on date of death
NA
Cause of death
Missing and assumed to be shot while trying to escape.
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