TURNER, Leslie James
Wednesday, August 27, 1930
Thursday, December 28, 1950
Killed in action or died of wounds
Roll of Honour:
Mne. Turner, HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM, was killed during operations in the Gopeng-Kampar hills, Malaya.A veteran's account of the action "We had one bad ambush, I remember, when we had two Marines killed just after Christmas 1950. One was a mate of mine, Topsy Turner, from Birmingham. He was near Tapah, travelling toward Ipoh, when their vehicle was overtaken by a police vehicle full of CT's disguised as Police. They flagged our truck down and then opened up on it as it stopped."  Buried at Batu Gajah; later exhumed, cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to the UK.  Sources  Account of Mne. Sherratt, HQ troop, in the book By Sea and Land, author Robin Neillands.  Malaya Historical Group.
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