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7908314   Trooper William John Turkington
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Dated added: 08/02/2016   Last updated: 22/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps (British Army)
Died: 16/07/1943 (Unknown)
Age: 23
William John Turkington was the son of William James and Margaret Turkington. He was born about 1920. Trooper William John Turkington was serving with the 12th Royal Lancers, part of the Royal Armoured Corps when he died on 16th July 1943. He was 23 years old. Trooper William John Turkington is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery in Libya.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tripoli War Cemetery
Grave Ref: Grave 6-J-7
CWGC Casualty 2169324
The Cemetery is in the Mansura district of Tripoli, 2.5 kilometres west of the city centre. It is located off the westWar ern end of Sharia Jamahuriya, close to the major roundabout at Bab Gargaresh. Access to the War and Military Cemeteries is via the now disused Italian Municipal Christian Cemetery. From the main gate of the municipal cemetery follow the avenue for about 100 metres to the small piazza with a crucifixion scene sculpture and turn left (east). The stepped entrance to the War Cemetery can then be seen 100 metres ahead.
References and Links
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1 J Turkington on Moy War Memorial Possibly the same person
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Trooper William John Turkington's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023