J Turnbull - 8th DLI - Chester-le-Street (Wounded)

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    5TH D.L.I. OFFICER WOUNDED Our photo is of Captain J. Turnbull, 8th D.L.I., of Chester-le-Street, who has been wounded. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 29th of May 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images or have any stories or information to add please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127539872@N02/16774988902/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 4 years, 8 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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  • George Pate on Jan. 6, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

    We give above a photograph of Captain Turnbull, of the Durham Light Infantry. He is well-known in Sleaford, having been articled with the firm of Messrs. Earl & Lawrence, auctioneers. Whilst in Sleaford he obtained his fellowship of the Auctioneers' Institute by examination. He was for some time captain of the Sleaford Cricket Club. On leaving Sleaford he secured a commission in the 8th Batt. Durham Light Infantry, and in October last obtained his captaincy. He was mobilized with his Battalion on July 25th last, whilst in camp, and is now, we understand, on active service.
    from Sleaford paper in 1915 . There is a photo of him as a young man
    Also mentioned here

  • Simon Cotterill on Jan. 7, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

    Hi George, thanks for adding these details for Captain Turnbull to Co-Curate - was he a relative of yours?

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