Turnbull, James Youll

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Turnbull, James Youll Gender: M
James Yuill Turnbull
born on 24 December 1883 at 04:15 (= 04:15 AM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 02°03' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 02°53 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 10°50'

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Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Before the First World War, he played rugby for Cartha Queens Park RFC and was a member of the 3rd Battalion of the Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers.

He was a sergeant in the 17th Battalion (Glasgow Commercials), The Highland Light Infantry, British Army during the Battle of the Somme in the First World War. On 1 July 1916, Turnbull was awarded the VC for his actions at Leipzig Salient, Authuille, France, where Turnbull's party captured a post of apparent importance, and defended it "almost single-handed[ly]". Later in the day he was killed while engaged in a bombing counter-attack. He was 32 years old.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from The Bulletin, Volumes 22-27, Issues 87-108 (The Society, 1972), page 96: "For members interested, proof is now available through an extract of the entry in the Register of Births that Sergeant Turnbull's christian names were James Yuill ...He was born at 4.15 a.m., 24th December, 1883 to Elizabeth Turnbull (née Dunlop) wife of James Turnbull, Master Joiner (married at Dunoon, 29th December, 1870). At the time of his birth, the family resided at 49 Park Road, Glasgow."


  • Traits : Personality : Courageous (Military hero)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (Victoria Cross)
  • Vocation : Military : Killed
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Sports : Rugby