Birdie McKinley Turner was born 3 November 1896, Manson, Tennessee to Andrew Jackson and Arteny Turner. He entered the service September 5, 1918 at Jamestown, TN and trained at Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, S.C.

Private Turner served in Company D, 57th Pioneer Infantry. He died of pneumonia on October 9, 1918 in France.
Pvt Turner was initially buried in Cemetery 531, American Cemetery Lambazellec, Commune of Finistère, France. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Euro, 86.

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