Edwin L. Turner
The Daily Times-News
(Burlington, North Carolina)
3 November 1944 • Page 5
Burlington, North Carolina Daily Times News, October 31, 1944: Word has been received here of the death of Pfc. Edwin L. Turner who was killed in action somewhere in France on Oct. 9. He entered the service in March of 1942 and received his basic training with an armored division at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas and went overseas in November of 1943.
Surviving him are his wife Mrs. Sallie Crabtree Turner of Swepsonville, his mother, Mrs. L.E. Turner, Rte. 1, Haw River, four sisters—Miss Donnie and Mrs. C.L. Carden of the home, Mrs. Albert Johnson and Mrs. Cecil Tomlinson of Burlington and two brothers, Raymond and Gayland, both of the home.
Edwin Lawrence Turner, born in 1912 in North Carolina entered the United States Army "for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law", at Fort Bragg North Carolina on March 17, 1942. He had completed four years of high school, and had been employed in the manufacture of knit goods. He was single, without dependents, 5'8" tall, weighing 138 lbs.
Private First Class Edwin L. Turner, service number 34256050, a member of the protestant faith, was killed in action on October 9, 1944. He was interred at Plot C Row 14, Grave 107 in the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial at Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France, having been awarded the Purple Heart.
Sources: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.
Edwin L. Turner
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 34256050
9th Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division
Entered the Service from: North Carolina
Buried at: Plot C Row 14 Grave 107
Lorraine American Cemetery
St. Avold, France
Awards: Purple Heart