Jack Turner (photographer)

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Turner's photograph from the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Brenton Harold Turner, aka Jack Turner, (September 24, 1889 – October 6, 1989) was a Canadian war photographer.


Turner was a soldier with the 2nd Canadian Siege Battery during the First World War. While in Europe he smuggled[1] a German-built 2" x 3" format camera with him and took approximately 99 photographs from the war zone.

After the war, Turner returned to Prince Edward Island, married and took up farming in Knutsford.[2] He died 6 October, 1989 at 100 years of age.


  1. ^ CBC News, P.E.I. photographer's secret documentation of WW I goes on display, November 10, 2015, CBC News
  2. ^ "Display results for Fonds Acc2767". Archives Council of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 

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