Project Description

HARRY WARBURTON TURNER 1899–?

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Brother of Lawrence

Born 1899 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 26th February 1899 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe

Married 1932 to Clara Loach daughter of Stephen Loach

1901 Census

Age 2, living on Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent with father Richard, mother Kate Ellen and siblings Lawrence 8, Alice 5 and Dorothy 3. Father was a wheelwright.

1911 Census

At school and living with family on Victoria Street. Another brother Bernard age 3. Father a carriage builder (employer).

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Service Number: 2091

Military Unit:  Machine Gun Corps. Transferred from Motor Machine Gun Service, Royal Artillery.

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed, likely to have been France and Flanders

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Other information

In Wright’s 1920 directory, the Turner family are living on Water Lane. Lawrence’s father Richard is a carriage builder and joiner, Harry is a motor engineer and his mother Kate is a stationer.

He is the younger brother of Lawrence, who was wounded in the war and died in Radcliffe on Trent eight years later (1923). It is possible that Harry may have emigrated as 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 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.

On 9th July 1950, age 51, he travelled from London to Sydney on the ship Chitral. Last address in the UK: The Bungalow, Ley Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse. Occupation: fitter.

1939 Register

Not found

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and siblings