Robert LeMay Turner

Service - US Army Reg., 105th Field Signal Battalion, 30th Division
Rank - Corporal
Born - November 1894
Died - 11 October 1918 – DOI
Buried - Somme American Cemetery near the villages of Bony and St. Quentin, France - Plot B, Row 24, Grave 12
Township - Panther Branch

Robert LeMay Turner enlisted as a Private in Raleigh on 2 June 1917 in Company B, 3rd Infantry of the North Carolina National Guard. His unit was reorganized in September 1917 to the 30th Division. This Division then trained at Camp Sevier, South Carolina from August 1917 to the end of April of 1918. He shipped out of New York for the war in Europe on 27 May 27 1918. Corporal Turner was wounded during the Somme Offensive that broke the Hindenburg Line and died of his wounds one month before the end of the war.

He was the son of John W. Turner and Lucinda “Lula” LeMay Turner. In November 1918, a Memorial Service was held for Cpl. Turner at Holland’s Methodist Church on Ten-Ten Road, Raleigh, NC. A Bible was given to the Church in his memory. A memorial marker is located in the Church cemetery and engraved on it is “In Memory of R. LeMay Turner, 1894 – 1918, buried St. Quentin, France.”

Robert LeMay Turner

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