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From the Sussex Express, 8th September 1918



News has been received by Mr and Mrs Turner that their son, Private Victor Turner, had been killed at the front. A comrade found his body on the battlefield, and a letter in his pocket bore his parents' address. Deceased, previous to joining the Army, worked for Mr Lusted, wheelwright.

Victor Turner was born in Glynde in 1900, the son of Edwin, a labourer, and Jane. He was 18 years old when he died. The family lived at the house now known as Harveys. His older brother Ethelbert, born in 1888, also perished in the war.

He is pictured here with an unknown girlfriend.

Victor Turner with an unknown girlfriend

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