The Great War 1914 -1918
Sergeant James Y Turnbull 17th HLI
For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty, when having captured with his party a post of great importance to the enemy, he was subjected to severe and continuous counter-attacks. Altough his party was wiped out and replaced several times, Sergeant Turnbull never wavered in his determination to hold the post, the loss of which would have been  very serious. Almost single-handed he maintained his position, and displayed the highest degree of valour and skill. Later in the day this very gallant soldier was killed while bombing a counter-attack from the parados of our trench.
Sergeant Turnbull