|Thomas George Turrall|
|File:Thomas George Turrall VC.jpg|
|Born||5 July 1885|
|Died||21 February 1964|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Place of death||Birmingham|
|Buried at||Robin Hood Cemetery, Solihull|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Thomas George Turrall VC (5 July 1885 – 21 February 1964) was an English 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.
On 3 July 1916 at La Boiselle, France, during a bombing attack by a small party against the enemy, the officer in charge was badly wounded and the party was compelled eventually to retire. Private Turrall remained with the wounded officer for three hours under continuous and heavy fire from machine-guns and bombs. Notwithstanding that both he and the officer were at one time completely cut off from the British troops, he held his ground with determination and finally carried the officer to the British lines after a counter-attack had made this possible.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Heroes From Small Heath - Thomas Turrall V.C.". http://www.krajinazaskolou.cz/application/Pages/UnitView.aspx?unitId=4870&rt=%2Fapplication%2FPages%2FProjectView.aspx%3FprojectId%3D591%26lang%3DPrimary&lang=Primary. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
- ↑ "Worcestershire Regiment". http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/wr.php?main=inc/vc_turrall. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
- ↑ The London Gazette: . 9 September 1916. Retrieved 8 November 2009.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- VCs of the First World War - The Somme (Gerald Gliddon, 1994)
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