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Re: Royal Marines in France
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 24 October 20 07:48 BST (UK) »
HI rosie99

I found the record headed WW1 Naval Casualties with details of his death/burial etc is this the one you found please?
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This one, 
William Turner
Birth year   1895
Birth date   17 Jun 1895
Service number   1087
Enrolment date   13 Sep 1915
Royal Marine Light Infantry: Plymouth Division Short Service
ADM 159/176/1087
Catalogue description   Admiralty: Royal Marines: Registers of Service

If you go into the Military, armed forces & conflict search box and just put in his name and number it should come up as the only result
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Re: Royal Marines in France
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 24 October 20 08:43 BST (UK) »
Thanks Philipsearching.

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Re: Royal Marines in France
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 24 October 20 10:32 BST (UK) »
The war diary can be downloaded free at present from the National Archives at:
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7355461

The cemetery in which he is buried is very near the place the battalion were working on improving the trench lines at Forceville, recorded in the diary on 4 May and later on Charles Avenue and Ridge Trench, all of which can be seen on the map at:
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=14&lat=50.05830&lon=2.63840&layers=101465236&b=1

The diary does not record any casualties in the period but that is quite normal.  My guess is that he was wounded by incoming shell fire (which is recorded) sometime in the early days of May and succumbed to his wounds in a Field Ambulance (there was one right by the cemetery).

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Re: Royal Marines in France
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 24 October 20 10:56 BST (UK) »
hanks wow that infois interesting I will have a read of diaries. Makes them come alive i think rather than just a badge or number.
To all of you thanks for being so helpful.
Gaynori