TURNER, Hanson Victor  
Name:  Turner, Hanson Victor
Date of birth:  July 17th, 1910 (Andover, Hampshire, Great Britain)
Date of death:  June 7th, 1944 (Nighthoukong, Burma)
Nationality:  British
Rank: Sergeant
Unit: 1st Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment, British Army
Action: During a nighttime attack on 6/7 June 1944, Sergeant Turner was forced to reorganize his men and to prepare them for a withdrawal near Ningthoukong, Burma. Although the enemy attacked them for a long period they managed to consolidate their positions, but suffered heavy casualties. On a given time Sergeant Turner decided to take the initiative, grabbed some fragmentation grenades and stormed in the direction of the enemy. Five times in a row he went back to his own lines to pick up new fragmentation grenades and to repeat his action. He was shot and killed during his sixth action.
Details: Sergeant Turner’s Victoria Cross is publicly displayed at The Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Museum, Halifax, West Yorkshire, Groot-Brittannië.
Hanson Victor Turner is buried at the Imphal War Cemetery, Burma.
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Information source(s):   - Victoria Cross Reference
- The Register of the Victoria Cross - published by This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Special thanks to Iain Stewart from The History of the Victoria Cross
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