Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1918, Private Ernest Edward Turner, 2nd/13th (County of London) Princess Louise’s Kensington Battalion, the London Regiment, died in Egypt of wounds sustained earlier.
The battalion had been formed in London in August of 1914 and remained in England until April of 1916 when they were sent to Ireland for security duties following the Easter Rising. Two months later Private Turner was seeing action on the Western Front until November of that year when the battalion moved to Salonika, later taking part in the Battle of Doiran. In July of 1917 they arrived in Alexandria. Private Turner received his injuries towards the end of December and now lies buried in the Port Said War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt. On his headstone are the words: “A life devoted with glory gained”.
Ernest, from Tooting in London, was 20 years old.