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6985541   Fusilier Gordon Turnbull
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Dated added: 04/09/2016   Last updated: 16/04/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 02/05/1944 (Unknown)
Age: 20
Gordon Turnbull was the son of James Turnbull. He was born about 1924. Fusilier Gordon Turnbull was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died at Anzio in Italy on 2nd May 1944. Operations in January 1944 landed troops behind the German lines at Anzio, but defences were well organised, and a breakthrough was not actually achieved until May.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Beach Head War Cemetery
  Anzio, Rome, 17
Grave Ref: Grave XIV-C-7
CWGC Casualty 2374171
Anzio is a coastal town 70 kilometres south of Rome. To reach Anzio take the Route No.148 Superstrada Motorway, which runs between Rome and Latina. Turn off the Superstrada at the No. 207, following the signs towards Anzio. The route is well signposted from the Superstrada. The Cemetery lies 5 kilometres north of Anzio town on the No.207 and Commission signs are visible 150 metres from the cemetery. There is a small parking area at the main entrance.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW2 Kilrea
References and Links
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1 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Fusilier Gordon Turnbull's grave can be purchased here
2 WW2 NI Photo of Fusilier Gordon Turnbull's grave
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023