HARRY WARBURTON TURNER 1899–?
Brother of Lawrence and Dorothy
Born 1899 in Radcliffe on Trent
Baptised 26th February 1899 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe
Married at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Shelford on 28 March 1932 to Clara Loach daughter of Stephen Loach
Son Richard L born 1938 Crosby, Lancashire, daughter Suzanne J born 1943/44 possibly Northern Rhodesia
Age 2, living on Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent with father Richard, a wheelwright, mother Kate Ellen and siblings Lawrence 8, Alice 5 and Dorothy 3.
At school and living with family on Victoria Street including another brother Bernard age 3. Father a carriage builder (employer).
Service Number: 2091
Military Unit: Machine Gun Corps (Motors). Transferred from Motor Machine Gun Service, Royal Artillery.
Theatre of War: Unconfirmed, likely to have been France and Flanders
22.3.19: Transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
In Wright’s 1920 directory, the Turner family was living on Water Lane. Lawrence’s father Richard was a carriage builder and joiner, Harry a motor engineer and his mother Kate, a stationer.
He was the younger brother of Lawrence, who was wounded in the war and died in Radcliffe on Trent eight years later (1923).
In 1925 Harry was living on Main Road, Radcliffe with parents Richard and Kate.
There is a record of him having travelled on the ship Columbia from Port Limon, Costa Rica to Plymouth, England via Cartagena, arriving on 7th Jan 1932. Proposed address in the UK given as Radcliffe on Trent. Occupation: engineer.
In 1934 both Harry and Clara returned to England from Venezuela.
In 1946 he travelled from Capetown to Liverpool on the Empress of Scotland, arriving 3rd March. Address: c/o S. Loach, Radcliffe-on-Trent. Occupation: fitter. Country of last permanent address given as North Rhodesia. Intended country of future residence England.
On 9th July 1950, age 51, he travelled from London to Sydney on the ship SS Chitral. Last address in the UK: The Bungalow, Ley Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse. Occupation: fitter.
On 29 August 1951 Clara with Richard and Suzanne left UK for Sydney, giving their last address as J Duckett in Burton Joyce, Harry’s sister Alice and family.
Address: Main Road, Radcliffe
Employment: Motor Fitter
Household: father Richard, Wheelwright, mother Kate, brothers Lawrence, clerk GNR and Bernard, sisters Alice, shorthand typist GNR, and Dorothy, assistant school mistress, Musters Road, West Bridgford
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and siblings