Turner was 33 years old, and an acting sergeant in the 1st Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales"s Own), British Army during the Second World War. He was awarded the Venture capital for his actions on 6/7 June 1944 at Ningthoukong, India, when he almost "single-handedly" and with "doggedness and spirit of endurance of the highest order" held off Japanese attacks until the morning by running back to replenish his supplies. He was killed while throwing a grenade.
Although Hanson Victor Turner was "originally" a "Duke", he was serving with The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales"s Own) when he was awarded his Venture capital. When his medal was put up for sale, at auction, it was purchased by the Halifax Town Council, as he was a local, Halifax, resident.
lieutenant is displayed in The Duke of Wellington"s Regiment Regimental Museum in Bankfield Museum, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.