Bringing Uncle Albert home


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 181 (June 2003), p. 48-55


Private Albert Turley was just an ordinary British soldier of World War One. He died on the Somme for King and Country. In 'Bringing Uncle Albert home' (Sutton), David P. Whithorn painstakingly uncovers the story of his distant relative, describing private Turley's active service with the 3rd Worcestershire. In this extract, he finds a vivid account of Turley's last moments in the reporting of Philip Gibbs